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United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) 3000 was formed from the merger of UFCW 21 and UFCW 1439. It is the largest private-sector union in Washington, with over 50,000 members working in grocery store, retail, health care, cannabis, meat processing and other industry jobs in Washington, northeast Oregon, and northern Idaho. It represents more retail and grocery employees and more professional and technical health care employees than any other union in the state.

  • Democrat Maria Cantwell is running for another term in the U.S. Senate, where she has served the state of Washington since 2001. Before that, she served in the state Legislature and had a successful career in the private sector, leading marketing efforts for a large tech company.

    In Congress, Cantwell has been a strong advocate for environmental protections and clean energy. She recently sponsored bills to protect waterways while promoting clean energy and strengthening tribal involvement in matters relating to conservation and land management. This spring, Cantwell partnered with Sen. Patty Murray to secure $28 million in funding to replace lead pipes in Washington and ensure safe drinking water across the state. In this race, she is running on a broad and detailed platform to address Washington’s most pressing issues, including protecting and restoring reproductive health access, increasing funding for K-12 and student loans, and expanding the affordable housing tax credit and other housing solutions.

    Cantwell has been a thoughtful and hard-working advocate for the people of Washington. She has earned your vote for another term in the U.S. Senate.
    Last updated: 2024-06-25

    Maria Cantwell

    Democrat Maria Cantwell is running for another term in the U.S. Senate, where she has served the state of Washington since 2001. Before that, she served in the state Legislature and had a successful career in the private sector, leading marketing efforts for a large tech company.

    Democrat Maria Cantwell is running for another term in the U.S. Senate, where she has served the state of Washington since 2001. Before that, she served in the state Legislature and had a successful career in the private sector, leading marketing efforts for a large tech company.

    In Congress, Cantwell has been a strong advocate for environmental protections and clean energy. She recently sponsored bills to protect waterways while promoting clean energy and strengthening tribal involvement in matters relating to conservation and land management. This spring, Cantwell partnered with Sen. Patty Murray to secure $28 million in funding to replace lead pipes in Washington and ensure safe drinking water across the state. In this race, she is running on a broad and detailed platform to address Washington’s most pressing issues, including protecting and restoring reproductive health access, increasing funding for K-12 and student loans, and expanding the affordable housing tax credit and other housing solutions.

    Cantwell has been a thoughtful and hard-working advocate for the people of Washington. She has earned your vote for another term in the U.S. Senate.

    Maria Cantwell

    Democrat Maria Cantwell is running for another term in the U.S. Senate, where she has served the state of Washington since 2001. Before that, she served in the state Legislature and had a successful career in the private sector, leading marketing efforts for a large tech company.

Congress

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below congressional districts on your ballot.

  • Rep. Suzan DelBene is seeking another term representing Washington Congressional District 1 in the U.S. House. DelBene has been a staunch advocate for working families, consumer protections and data privacy, health care, technology, and small businesses since she was first elected to the position in 2012. She also serves on the Pro-Choice Caucus. Professionally, her background is in tech, including working at Microsoft and leading a handful of local startups. In addition, she worked as the director of the Washington State Department of Revenue before joining Congress.

    Some of DelBene’s greatest accomplishments in office include expanding the low-income housing and child tax credits, increasing access to baby formula across the country, funding job-training opportunities (resulting in $22 million for Washington state alone), and securing programs to support Americans struggling with substance abuse issues. In this race, she boasts a detailed, thoughtful platform that includes priorities to defend reproductive freedom, addressing living affordability, especially for working families, increasing access to affordable health care, safeguarding our local ecosystems and natural resources, strengthening the Social Security program, supporting Washington farms and food security, and more.

    DelBene is a strong Democratic voice in Congress who deserves another vote to continue advocating for Washington’s 1st Congressional District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Suzan DelBene

    Rep. Suzan DelBene is seeking another term representing Washington Congressional District 1 in the U.S. House.

    Rep. Suzan DelBene is seeking another term representing Washington Congressional District 1 in the U.S. House. DelBene has been a staunch advocate for working families, consumer protections and data privacy, health care, technology, and small businesses since she was first elected to the position in 2012. She also serves on the Pro-Choice Caucus. Professionally, her background is in tech, including working at Microsoft and leading a handful of local startups. In addition, she worked as the director of the Washington State Department of Revenue before joining Congress.

    Some of DelBene’s greatest accomplishments in office include expanding the low-income housing and child tax credits, increasing access to baby formula across the country, funding job-training opportunities (resulting in $22 million for Washington state alone), and securing programs to support Americans struggling with substance abuse issues. In this race, she boasts a detailed, thoughtful platform that includes priorities to defend reproductive freedom, addressing living affordability, especially for working families, increasing access to affordable health care, safeguarding our local ecosystems and natural resources, strengthening the Social Security program, supporting Washington farms and food security, and more.

    DelBene is a strong Democratic voice in Congress who deserves another vote to continue advocating for Washington’s 1st Congressional District.

    Suzan DelBene

    Rep. Suzan DelBene is seeking another term representing Washington Congressional District 1 in the U.S. House.

  • Democratic incumbent Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is running for a second term serving Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Perez defeated Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler and MAGA challenger Joe Kent in 2022. She runs a family auto repair shop with her husband and was the previous executive director of the Stevenson Downtown Association, a part of the Main Street American coalition.

    In office, Perez has been a voice for rural and working-class Washington communities. She has championed the "right to repair" to save money for her constituents and reduce waste. Her voting record has been independent, reflecting her district on border policy, the environment, education, and public safety. Her campaign platform in this race remains focused on the issues affecting regular Washingtonians like affordable child care, substance abuse treatment, energy independence, abortion and reproductive health care access, keeping large corporations accountable and out of politics, and raising wages to match the rising cost of living.

    Regardless of what else is happening in the other Washington, Perez has remained laser-focused on improving lives in the 3rd Congressional District. For example, she has focused on fixing infrastructure, including securing $600 million for a new I-5 Bridge.

    The district needs leaders who will stand up for them, not MAGA conspiracy theorists. Perez has earned your vote for a second term in Congress.
    Last updated: 2024-07-02

    Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez

    Democratic incumbent Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is running for a second term serving Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Perez defeated Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler and MAGA challenger Joe Kent in 2022.

    Democratic incumbent Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is running for a second term serving Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Perez defeated Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler and MAGA challenger Joe Kent in 2022. She runs a family auto repair shop with her husband and was the previous executive director of the Stevenson Downtown Association, a part of the Main Street American coalition.

    In office, Perez has been a voice for rural and working-class Washington communities. She has championed the "right to repair" to save money for her constituents and reduce waste. Her voting record has been independent, reflecting her district on border policy, the environment, education, and public safety. Her campaign platform in this race remains focused on the issues affecting regular Washingtonians like affordable child care, substance abuse treatment, energy independence, abortion and reproductive health care access, keeping large corporations accountable and out of politics, and raising wages to match the rising cost of living.

    Regardless of what else is happening in the other Washington, Perez has remained laser-focused on improving lives in the 3rd Congressional District. For example, she has focused on fixing infrastructure, including securing $600 million for a new I-5 Bridge.

    The district needs leaders who will stand up for them, not MAGA conspiracy theorists. Perez has earned your vote for a second term in Congress.

    Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez

    Democratic incumbent Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is running for a second term serving Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Perez defeated Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler and MAGA challenger Joe Kent in 2022.

  • Sen. Emily Randall is running on a progressive and community-forward platform for Congress. Since joining the Legislature in 2019, Randall has been one of the most outspoken advocates of reproductive freedom and accessible health care for all. Before elected office, she worked for a number of social justice-focused nonprofits, including Planned Parenthood.

    In Olympia, Randall has been instrumental in authoring and passing progressive legislation. In her first term, she worked to expand health care access, reform the tax code, and raise the minimum wage for working people with disabilities. This term, Randall helped achieve major progressive victories through her leadership on bills to expand eligibility for financial aid programs, increase access to HIV treatment, and protect the privacy of patients receiving ultrasounds.

    Now, Randall is running to be a champion for accessible health care, working people, and a healthy environment. She wants to take measures to address climate change including investing in clean energy and green infrastructure. Randall wants to bring down the cost of American health care by expanding Medicaid, strengthening the Affordable Care Act, and making prescription drugs more affordable. She also has plans to strengthen our democracy, improve the quality of public education, and safeguard reproductive freedom.

    We recommend Emily Randall for the Congressional District 6 seat in the U.S. House due to her strong track record of community advocacy and her impressive number of progressive endorsements from our partner organizations.
    Last updated: 2024-07-03

    Emily Randall

    Sen. Emily Randall is running on a progressive and community-forward platform for Congress. Since joining the Legislature in 2019, Randall has been one of the most outspoken advocates of reproductive freedom and accessible health care for all.

    Sen. Emily Randall is running on a progressive and community-forward platform for Congress. Since joining the Legislature in 2019, Randall has been one of the most outspoken advocates of reproductive freedom and accessible health care for all. Before elected office, she worked for a number of social justice-focused nonprofits, including Planned Parenthood.

    In Olympia, Randall has been instrumental in authoring and passing progressive legislation. In her first term, she worked to expand health care access, reform the tax code, and raise the minimum wage for working people with disabilities. This term, Randall helped achieve major progressive victories through her leadership on bills to expand eligibility for financial aid programs, increase access to HIV treatment, and protect the privacy of patients receiving ultrasounds.

    Now, Randall is running to be a champion for accessible health care, working people, and a healthy environment. She wants to take measures to address climate change including investing in clean energy and green infrastructure. Randall wants to bring down the cost of American health care by expanding Medicaid, strengthening the Affordable Care Act, and making prescription drugs more affordable. She also has plans to strengthen our democracy, improve the quality of public education, and safeguard reproductive freedom.

    We recommend Emily Randall for the Congressional District 6 seat in the U.S. House due to her strong track record of community advocacy and her impressive number of progressive endorsements from our partner organizations.

    Emily Randall

    Sen. Emily Randall is running on a progressive and community-forward platform for Congress. Since joining the Legislature in 2019, Randall has been one of the most outspoken advocates of reproductive freedom and accessible health care for all.

  • Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is running for another term in the U.S. House representing Washington’s 7th Congressional District. Jaypal was first elected to the position in 2016 and has since become one of the strongest progressive voices in Congress, advocating for immigration reform, civil liberties, and economic justice as the chair of the Progressive Caucus. In 2001, Jayapal founded the now largest immigrant rights organization in the state, OneAmerica. She has led on local issues, including championing Seattle’s $15 minimum wage effort on the Mayoral Advisory Committee.

    In Congress, Rep. Jayapal has led bold progress, including being a strong advocate for reproductive freedom and abortion access, supporting trans civil rights, and speaking out for immigrants. She has criticized President Biden’s harsher border policies and spoken in support of peace in the Middle East amidst the rising death toll in Gaza and growing concerns of a regional war. She recently announced the House progressives' 2025 goals, which include raising wages, investing in our future with clean energy and K-12 education funding, eliminating the Senate filibuster, and increasing regulation and accountability for the nation’s largest companies.

    Congresswoman Jayapal exemplifies what it means to bring progressive, community values to Congress. She is a key voice in the U.S. House working to uplift our nation’s most marginalized and she has earned your vote for another term representing Congressional District 7.
    Last updated: 2024-06-24

    Pramila Jayapal

    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is running for another term in the U.S. House representing Washington’s 7th Congressional District.

    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is running for another term in the U.S. House representing Washington’s 7th Congressional District. Jaypal was first elected to the position in 2016 and has since become one of the strongest progressive voices in Congress, advocating for immigration reform, civil liberties, and economic justice as the chair of the Progressive Caucus. In 2001, Jayapal founded the now largest immigrant rights organization in the state, OneAmerica. She has led on local issues, including championing Seattle’s $15 minimum wage effort on the Mayoral Advisory Committee.

    In Congress, Rep. Jayapal has led bold progress, including being a strong advocate for reproductive freedom and abortion access, supporting trans civil rights, and speaking out for immigrants. She has criticized President Biden’s harsher border policies and spoken in support of peace in the Middle East amidst the rising death toll in Gaza and growing concerns of a regional war. She recently announced the House progressives' 2025 goals, which include raising wages, investing in our future with clean energy and K-12 education funding, eliminating the Senate filibuster, and increasing regulation and accountability for the nation’s largest companies.

    Congresswoman Jayapal exemplifies what it means to bring progressive, community values to Congress. She is a key voice in the U.S. House working to uplift our nation’s most marginalized and she has earned your vote for another term representing Congressional District 7.

    Pramila Jayapal

    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is running for another term in the U.S. House representing Washington’s 7th Congressional District.

  • Dr. Kim Schrier is running for a fourth term representing Congressional District 8 in the U.S. House. She was first elected in 2018 when she turned the seat blue for the first time in its history. Schrier is a former pediatrician who previously ran a local practice in Issaquah. In her past three terms in Congress, she has come to represent a pragmatic voice working across party lines to advocate for Washington’s working families and economic prosperity across our state.

    In Congress, Rep. Schrier has leveraged her background in medicine as well as her strong community experience to advocate effectively for her constituents. This recent term, she sponsored a slate of health-related legislation, including bills to establish a state public option to make health care more affordable, to protect providers who work in reproductive health care, and to help kids access primary care. She was also a leader in bringing climate solutions to the agricultural industry, providing tax credits to working families, and addressing the baby formula shortage. Her past key votes have aligned with Biden’s more progressive bills including Build Back Better which would have made huge strides in addressing climate change, funding early childhood education, and extending the child tax credit. Schrier’s campaign platform in this race reflects her continued goals to build a healthy, prosperous future for all Washingtonians. Some of her progressive campaign priorities include women’s rights, gun violence prevention, corporate accountability, veteran support, child nutrition, environmental protections, and lowering the cost of living.

    Schrier has earned your vote for another term.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Kim Schrier

    Dr. Kim Schrier is running for a fourth term representing Congressional District 8 in the U.S. House. She was first elected in 2018 when she turned the seat blue for the first time in its history. Schrier is a former pediatrician who previously ran a local practice in Issaquah.

    Dr. Kim Schrier is running for a fourth term representing Congressional District 8 in the U.S. House. She was first elected in 2018 when she turned the seat blue for the first time in its history. Schrier is a former pediatrician who previously ran a local practice in Issaquah. In her past three terms in Congress, she has come to represent a pragmatic voice working across party lines to advocate for Washington’s working families and economic prosperity across our state.

    In Congress, Rep. Schrier has leveraged her background in medicine as well as her strong community experience to advocate effectively for her constituents. This recent term, she sponsored a slate of health-related legislation, including bills to establish a state public option to make health care more affordable, to protect providers who work in reproductive health care, and to help kids access primary care. She was also a leader in bringing climate solutions to the agricultural industry, providing tax credits to working families, and addressing the baby formula shortage. Her past key votes have aligned with Biden’s more progressive bills including Build Back Better which would have made huge strides in addressing climate change, funding early childhood education, and extending the child tax credit. Schrier’s campaign platform in this race reflects her continued goals to build a healthy, prosperous future for all Washingtonians. Some of her progressive campaign priorities include women’s rights, gun violence prevention, corporate accountability, veteran support, child nutrition, environmental protections, and lowering the cost of living.

    Schrier has earned your vote for another term.

    Kim Schrier

    Dr. Kim Schrier is running for a fourth term representing Congressional District 8 in the U.S. House. She was first elected in 2018 when she turned the seat blue for the first time in its history. Schrier is a former pediatrician who previously ran a local practice in Issaquah.

  • Rep. Adam Smith is running for his 14th term in the U.S. House representing Congressional District 9. Smith has a long track record of advocacy and government work, including as a former lawyer, City of Seattle prosecutor, and Washington state senator. In Congress, Smith serves on the New Democrat Coalition and the Progressive Caucus.

    Smith is an influential voice in Congress and has previously supported some ambitious progressive bills such as the Green New Deal and the Medicare for All Act. This term, he sponsored bills to curtail hedge fund buy-ups of single-family homes, to bring better job opportunities to foreign-trained, skilled medical professionals, and to create more pathways to economic security for Americans without college degrees. Unfortunately, over the course of his tenure in Congress, Smith has been criticized for his more hawkish foreign policy stances – including supporting a larger U.S. role in the growing conflict in the Middle East and opposing the idea of an unconditional ceasefire in the War on Gaza. His top priorities in this race include, amongst others, reforming our criminal justice system, protecting LGBTQ+ civil rights, strengthening gun violence prevention, and pushing strong multi-industry approaches to addressing climate change.

    Smith’s district is the state’s most diverse, with a strong immigrant population and sizable Asian, Latinx, and Black communities. We would like to see Smith continue to support bold, progressive policies in another term in this seat, and believe he is the best choice to do so with his demonstrated commitment to uplifting all residents of Congressional District 9.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Adam Smith

    Rep. Adam Smith is running for his 14th term in the U.S. House representing Congressional District 9. Smith has a long track record of advocacy and government work, including as a former lawyer, City of Seattle prosecutor, and Washington state senator.

    Rep. Adam Smith is running for his 14th term in the U.S. House representing Congressional District 9. Smith has a long track record of advocacy and government work, including as a former lawyer, City of Seattle prosecutor, and Washington state senator. In Congress, Smith serves on the New Democrat Coalition and the Progressive Caucus.

    Smith is an influential voice in Congress and has previously supported some ambitious progressive bills such as the Green New Deal and the Medicare for All Act. This term, he sponsored bills to curtail hedge fund buy-ups of single-family homes, to bring better job opportunities to foreign-trained, skilled medical professionals, and to create more pathways to economic security for Americans without college degrees. Unfortunately, over the course of his tenure in Congress, Smith has been criticized for his more hawkish foreign policy stances – including supporting a larger U.S. role in the growing conflict in the Middle East and opposing the idea of an unconditional ceasefire in the War on Gaza. His top priorities in this race include, amongst others, reforming our criminal justice system, protecting LGBTQ+ civil rights, strengthening gun violence prevention, and pushing strong multi-industry approaches to addressing climate change.

    Smith’s district is the state’s most diverse, with a strong immigrant population and sizable Asian, Latinx, and Black communities. We would like to see Smith continue to support bold, progressive policies in another term in this seat, and believe he is the best choice to do so with his demonstrated commitment to uplifting all residents of Congressional District 9.

    Adam Smith

    Rep. Adam Smith is running for his 14th term in the U.S. House representing Congressional District 9. Smith has a long track record of advocacy and government work, including as a former lawyer, City of Seattle prosecutor, and Washington state senator.

  • Attorney General Bob Ferguson is running for governor on his impressive record of advocating for all Washingtonians. He has served as attorney general since 2012 and he has won some of the biggest and most consequential legal cases in Washington history.

    Ferguson has a long record of success in litigating against the Trump administration and greedy corporations. When Donald Trump attacked contraception access, Ferguson took him to court and won. Ferguson has sued the federal government to clean up the Hanford nuclear facility more quickly and defended the Affordable Care Act from the Trump Administration, helping preserve care for 825,000 Washingtonians. Other wins include protecting statewide water quality from Trump's pro-pollution environmental policies, securing over $1 billion from opioid manufacturers to fund treatment, and fighting back against child detention laws.

    All of these wins echo Ferguson's priorities in running for governor: to continue fighting to improve health care access, protect consumers, and strengthen the rights of working families in Washington. If elected, he plans to scale up behavioral health care. Recognizing that "our jails are collectively our largest mental health provider," he is committed to a large number of interventions in our communities including prevention, adding more health providers, and more peer service support. He's also committed to breaking up corporate monopolies and reducing the cost of living, establishing Washington as a clean energy hub, and exploring high-speed rail.

    Bob Ferguson is an accomplished progressive who leads with integrity and grit. He is the best choice to be the next governor of Washington.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Bob Ferguson

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson is running for governor on his impressive record of advocating for all Washingtonians. He has served as attorney general since 2012 and he has won some of the biggest and most consequential legal cases in Washington history.

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson is running for governor on his impressive record of advocating for all Washingtonians. He has served as attorney general since 2012 and he has won some of the biggest and most consequential legal cases in Washington history.

    Ferguson has a long record of success in litigating against the Trump administration and greedy corporations. When Donald Trump attacked contraception access, Ferguson took him to court and won. Ferguson has sued the federal government to clean up the Hanford nuclear facility more quickly and defended the Affordable Care Act from the Trump Administration, helping preserve care for 825,000 Washingtonians. Other wins include protecting statewide water quality from Trump's pro-pollution environmental policies, securing over $1 billion from opioid manufacturers to fund treatment, and fighting back against child detention laws.

    All of these wins echo Ferguson's priorities in running for governor: to continue fighting to improve health care access, protect consumers, and strengthen the rights of working families in Washington. If elected, he plans to scale up behavioral health care. Recognizing that "our jails are collectively our largest mental health provider," he is committed to a large number of interventions in our communities including prevention, adding more health providers, and more peer service support. He's also committed to breaking up corporate monopolies and reducing the cost of living, establishing Washington as a clean energy hub, and exploring high-speed rail.

    Bob Ferguson is an accomplished progressive who leads with integrity and grit. He is the best choice to be the next governor of Washington.

    Bob Ferguson

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson is running for governor on his impressive record of advocating for all Washingtonians. He has served as attorney general since 2012 and he has won some of the biggest and most consequential legal cases in Washington history.

  • Democratic incumbent Mike Pellicciotti is running for re-election to Washington state treasurer. Pellicciotti was first elected to the position in 2020. Before that, Pellicciotti served as a representative for Legislative District 30 in the state House, an assistant state attorney general, and a deputy prosecuting attorney for King County.

    In public office, he has advocated for transparency and public accountability. He has never accepted corporate campaign donations and previously worked to make the Legislature’s records open for public view. As a treasurer, he has prioritized economic security and prosperity for all, especially working families and retirees. In office, he has worked to strengthen budget reserves, increase pension funds, and manage debt costs.

    Republican Sharon Hanek is challenging Pellicciotti in this race. Hanek is a certified public accountant and serves as the vice chair of the Pierce County Planning Commission. Hanek has run for office unsuccessfully several times before, including losing by more than 17 percent statewide in her 2012 run for state Treasurer. Hanek is the founder of My Family My Choice, a far-right group aligned with Moms for Liberty that wants to ban books and promotes conspiracy theories about public schools. We can't afford to give Hanek a statewide platform for her dangerous, far-right agenda.

    Pellicciotti has been a reliable Democratic leader in the Washington State Treasurer’s office and he has earned your vote for another term.

    Last updated: 2024-06-24

    Mike Pellicciotti

    Democratic incumbent Mike Pellicciotti is running for re-election to Washington state treasurer. Pellicciotti was first elected to the position in 2020.

    Democratic incumbent Mike Pellicciotti is running for re-election to Washington state treasurer. Pellicciotti was first elected to the position in 2020. Before that, Pellicciotti served as a representative for Legislative District 30 in the state House, an assistant state attorney general, and a deputy prosecuting attorney for King County.

    In public office, he has advocated for transparency and public accountability. He has never accepted corporate campaign donations and previously worked to make the Legislature’s records open for public view. As a treasurer, he has prioritized economic security and prosperity for all, especially working families and retirees. In office, he has worked to strengthen budget reserves, increase pension funds, and manage debt costs.

    Republican Sharon Hanek is challenging Pellicciotti in this race. Hanek is a certified public accountant and serves as the vice chair of the Pierce County Planning Commission. Hanek has run for office unsuccessfully several times before, including losing by more than 17 percent statewide in her 2012 run for state Treasurer. Hanek is the founder of My Family My Choice, a far-right group aligned with Moms for Liberty that wants to ban books and promotes conspiracy theories about public schools. We can't afford to give Hanek a statewide platform for her dangerous, far-right agenda.

    Pellicciotti has been a reliable Democratic leader in the Washington State Treasurer’s office and he has earned your vote for another term.

    Mike Pellicciotti

    Democratic incumbent Mike Pellicciotti is running for re-election to Washington state treasurer. Pellicciotti was first elected to the position in 2020.

  • Democrat Manka Dhingra is a state senator and former prosecuting attorney. First elected in 2017, she is currently the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate and chair of the Law and Justice Committee. Previously, she served as a King County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for 20 years and helped found API Chaya, a community nonprofit fighting gender-based violence.

    In Olympia, Sen. Dhingra has been a strong advocate for addressing gender-based violence. She sponsored bills to establish a task force dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous women’s cases, to strengthen legal procedures in sexual assault cases, and successfully passed one to expand protections and services for victims of human trafficking. As a secondary sponsor, she was also critical in helping to pass a slate of progressive bills, including legislation to ensure valid ballots aren’t rejected unfairly and to extend the crisis center resource model to minors.

    As Attorney General, Dhingra hopes to keep fighting for Washingtonians. In our interview with Dhingra, she emphasized that her top priority was building on the transparency Ferguson demonstrated in office and ensuring that the office collaborated with the governor and legislature. She wants to create strong environmental enforcement that holds polluters accountable, penalizes fraud, and promotes consumer protections.

    As for the differences between the candidates, Dhingra and Brown are likely to agree on the vast majority of issues the office handles. The primary differences between the candidates lay in experience and track record.

    As a legislator, Dhingra has a track record of leading and passing progressive bills that have made a difference in the lives of Washingtonians. This includes improving worker safety, expanding substance use treatment, and providing mental health crisis support for minors. Her experience as the former chair of the Therapeutic Alternative Unit, where she supervised the Regional Mental Health Court, Veterans Court, and the Community Assessment and Referral for Diversion program, is another example of her legal and lawmaking background working well together. She helped create the 40-hour crisis intervention training for law enforcement, was a trainer at the Criminal Justice Training Commission, and led the Coordinated Crisis Intervention Response meetings where she collaborated with all King County law enforcement officers to find creative solutions and coordinate responses to help individuals with mental illness.

    Dhingra's proven track record has earned her an impressive list of endorsements from our progressive partner organizations. We lean slightly toward Dhingra for Attorney General.
    Last updated: 2024-07-09

    Manka Dhingra

    Democrat Manka Dhingra is a state senator and former prosecuting attorney. First elected in 2017, she is currently the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate and chair of the Law and Justice Committee.

    Democrat Manka Dhingra is a state senator and former prosecuting attorney. First elected in 2017, she is currently the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate and chair of the Law and Justice Committee. Previously, she served as a King County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for 20 years and helped found API Chaya, a community nonprofit fighting gender-based violence.

    In Olympia, Sen. Dhingra has been a strong advocate for addressing gender-based violence. She sponsored bills to establish a task force dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous women’s cases, to strengthen legal procedures in sexual assault cases, and successfully passed one to expand protections and services for victims of human trafficking. As a secondary sponsor, she was also critical in helping to pass a slate of progressive bills, including legislation to ensure valid ballots aren’t rejected unfairly and to extend the crisis center resource model to minors.

    As Attorney General, Dhingra hopes to keep fighting for Washingtonians. In our interview with Dhingra, she emphasized that her top priority was building on the transparency Ferguson demonstrated in office and ensuring that the office collaborated with the governor and legislature. She wants to create strong environmental enforcement that holds polluters accountable, penalizes fraud, and promotes consumer protections.

    As for the differences between the candidates, Dhingra and Brown are likely to agree on the vast majority of issues the office handles. The primary differences between the candidates lay in experience and track record.

    As a legislator, Dhingra has a track record of leading and passing progressive bills that have made a difference in the lives of Washingtonians. This includes improving worker safety, expanding substance use treatment, and providing mental health crisis support for minors. Her experience as the former chair of the Therapeutic Alternative Unit, where she supervised the Regional Mental Health Court, Veterans Court, and the Community Assessment and Referral for Diversion program, is another example of her legal and lawmaking background working well together. She helped create the 40-hour crisis intervention training for law enforcement, was a trainer at the Criminal Justice Training Commission, and led the Coordinated Crisis Intervention Response meetings where she collaborated with all King County law enforcement officers to find creative solutions and coordinate responses to help individuals with mental illness.

    Dhingra's proven track record has earned her an impressive list of endorsements from our progressive partner organizations. We lean slightly toward Dhingra for Attorney General.

    Manka Dhingra

    Democrat Manka Dhingra is a state senator and former prosecuting attorney. First elected in 2017, she is currently the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate and chair of the Law and Justice Committee.

  • King County Council chair Dave Upthegrove is running for Commissioner of Public Lands to fill the vacancy left by Hilary Franz. Upthegrove previously served in the Legislature for five terms, where he made history as the first openly gay representative from outside of Seattle. He joined the King County Council in 2013, where he has been a strong advocate for climate concerns and environmental protections. 

    Upthegrove has an inclusive vision for using the office to improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians. Upthegrove wants to mitigate the damage of wildfire seasons, bring good jobs and services to rural Washington, preserve mature legacy forests, expand recreational opportunities on public lands, and center the idea of environmental justice to guide policy. While he lauds the incumbent Franz for her work on wildfire prevention, Upthegrove wants to be more ambitious when it comes to reforming forestry policies. He believes the department needs a more honest accounting of the carbon impacts of forestry and timber work, which he is well positioned to lead having managed King County's forest carbon program. Upthegrove also wants to use his experience and relationships in the legislature to help pass laws and increase funding for the department's conservation work.

    The race for this open seat will determine whether our state will be a leader in fighting climate change, protecting our forests, and preventing forest fires or bow to the demands of big timber companies. Upthegrove's environmental track record in office and endorsements from Washington Conservation Action, the Sierra Club, and other environmental champions make him the clear choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-11

    Dave Upthegrove

    King County Council chair Dave Upthegrove is running for Commissioner of Public Lands to fill the vacancy left by Hilary Franz. Upthegrove previously served in the Legislature for five terms, where he made history as the first openly gay representative from outside of Seattle.

    King County Council chair Dave Upthegrove is running for Commissioner of Public Lands to fill the vacancy left by Hilary Franz. Upthegrove previously served in the Legislature for five terms, where he made history as the first openly gay representative from outside of Seattle. He joined the King County Council in 2013, where he has been a strong advocate for climate concerns and environmental protections. 

    Upthegrove has an inclusive vision for using the office to improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians. Upthegrove wants to mitigate the damage of wildfire seasons, bring good jobs and services to rural Washington, preserve mature legacy forests, expand recreational opportunities on public lands, and center the idea of environmental justice to guide policy. While he lauds the incumbent Franz for her work on wildfire prevention, Upthegrove wants to be more ambitious when it comes to reforming forestry policies. He believes the department needs a more honest accounting of the carbon impacts of forestry and timber work, which he is well positioned to lead having managed King County's forest carbon program. Upthegrove also wants to use his experience and relationships in the legislature to help pass laws and increase funding for the department's conservation work.

    The race for this open seat will determine whether our state will be a leader in fighting climate change, protecting our forests, and preventing forest fires or bow to the demands of big timber companies. Upthegrove's environmental track record in office and endorsements from Washington Conservation Action, the Sierra Club, and other environmental champions make him the clear choice in this race.

    Dave Upthegrove

    King County Council chair Dave Upthegrove is running for Commissioner of Public Lands to fill the vacancy left by Hilary Franz. Upthegrove previously served in the Legislature for five terms, where he made history as the first openly gay representative from outside of Seattle.

Legislative Races

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below legislative races on your ballot.

  • Rep. Derek Stanford is running unopposed for re-election for the 1st Legislative District Senate seat. He served nearly 10 years as a state representative before earning an appointment to the state Senate to replace Guy Palumbo in 2019. Stanford runs an analytics and statistical consulting business outside of the Senate.

    During his time in the Senate, Stanford has focused on education, mental health funding, and improvements in the district. This year, he was the prime sponsor of two successful bills to fund more paraeducators in Washington schools and crack down on predatory loans from out-of-state banks. Locally, Stanford has helped secure funding for important projects like supportive housing in Kenmore and infrastructure at UW Bothell, on top of $28 million for youth behavioral health and $140 million for emergency housing and rental assistance statewide.

    Stanford has earned another term in the Senate representing the 1st District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Derek Stanford

    Rep. Derek Stanford is running unopposed for re-election for the 1st Legislative District Senate seat. He served nearly 10 years as a state representative before earning an appointment to the state Senate to replace Guy Palumbo in 2019.

    Rep. Derek Stanford is running unopposed for re-election for the 1st Legislative District Senate seat. He served nearly 10 years as a state representative before earning an appointment to the state Senate to replace Guy Palumbo in 2019. Stanford runs an analytics and statistical consulting business outside of the Senate.

    During his time in the Senate, Stanford has focused on education, mental health funding, and improvements in the district. This year, he was the prime sponsor of two successful bills to fund more paraeducators in Washington schools and crack down on predatory loans from out-of-state banks. Locally, Stanford has helped secure funding for important projects like supportive housing in Kenmore and infrastructure at UW Bothell, on top of $28 million for youth behavioral health and $140 million for emergency housing and rental assistance statewide.

    Stanford has earned another term in the Senate representing the 1st District.

    Derek Stanford

    Rep. Derek Stanford is running unopposed for re-election for the 1st Legislative District Senate seat. He served nearly 10 years as a state representative before earning an appointment to the state Senate to replace Guy Palumbo in 2019.

  • Davina Duerr is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 1st Legislative District. Duerr replaced Derek Stanford in the state House in 2019 when he moved to the district’s Senate seat. Before that, she worked as the deputy mayor and city council member in Bothell. Duerr also previously founded the M.I.L.K. Money campaign to support Northshore students experiencing homelessness.

    In office this past session, Rep. Duerr was the primary sponsor of a number of bills to promote environmental justice and climate protections. One of the bills, which came through a collaboration with local environmental leaders, established that climate concerns must be taken into account in building plans.

    Mark Davies, a typical party-line Republican, is challenging Duerr on a platform that would take the district backward. He spent more than 30 years at Boeing and has also been an active community member with his local Boy Scouts, church, and Habitat for Humanity. Davies was motivated to run because he and his wife, who has a disability, are struggling with the rising cost of living. Unfortunately, he does not have progressive solutions to the question of affordability. Instead, he wants to reduce public revenue, maintain our regressive tax system where working people pay more than their share, and oppose efforts to reduce health care costs.

    Rep. Duerr has yet to release an updated platform in this race, but she has been a reliable progressive advocate in the House and deserves another term in Legislative District 1, Position 1.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Davina Duerr

    Davina Duerr is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 1st Legislative District. Duerr replaced Derek Stanford in the state House in 2019 when he moved to the district’s Senate seat. Before that, she worked as the deputy mayor and city council member in Bothell.

    Davina Duerr is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 1st Legislative District. Duerr replaced Derek Stanford in the state House in 2019 when he moved to the district’s Senate seat. Before that, she worked as the deputy mayor and city council member in Bothell. Duerr also previously founded the M.I.L.K. Money campaign to support Northshore students experiencing homelessness.

    In office this past session, Rep. Duerr was the primary sponsor of a number of bills to promote environmental justice and climate protections. One of the bills, which came through a collaboration with local environmental leaders, established that climate concerns must be taken into account in building plans.

    Mark Davies, a typical party-line Republican, is challenging Duerr on a platform that would take the district backward. He spent more than 30 years at Boeing and has also been an active community member with his local Boy Scouts, church, and Habitat for Humanity. Davies was motivated to run because he and his wife, who has a disability, are struggling with the rising cost of living. Unfortunately, he does not have progressive solutions to the question of affordability. Instead, he wants to reduce public revenue, maintain our regressive tax system where working people pay more than their share, and oppose efforts to reduce health care costs.

    Rep. Duerr has yet to release an updated platform in this race, but she has been a reliable progressive advocate in the House and deserves another term in Legislative District 1, Position 1.

    Davina Duerr

    Davina Duerr is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 1st Legislative District. Duerr replaced Derek Stanford in the state House in 2019 when he moved to the district’s Senate seat. Before that, she worked as the deputy mayor and city council member in Bothell.

  • Democrat Rep. Shelley Kloba is running unopposed for another term representing Legislative District 1, Position 2, which she has held since her first election in 2016. Kloba previously served on the Kirkland City Council and the Kirkland Parks Board. She has been a long-standing community advocate and worked with the King County Domestic Violence Initiative and the King County Cities Climate Collaboration.

    In Olympia, some of Kloba’s top priorities have included data privacy, economic opportunity, and equitable education. This past session, she helped pass a slate of progressive bills as a secondary sponsor, including legislation to streamline voting address changes, tightening loopholes for licensed firearm dealers to prevent gun violence, and expanding wage discrimination protections in the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Though she has yet to update her campaign platform this year, her track record makes it clear Rep. Kloba will continue to be a reliable Democratic voice in Olympia.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Shelley Kloba

    Democrat Rep. Shelley Kloba is running unopposed for another term representing Legislative District 1, Position 2, which she has held since her first election in 2016. Kloba previously served on the Kirkland City Council and the Kirkland Parks Board.

    Democrat Rep. Shelley Kloba is running unopposed for another term representing Legislative District 1, Position 2, which she has held since her first election in 2016. Kloba previously served on the Kirkland City Council and the Kirkland Parks Board. She has been a long-standing community advocate and worked with the King County Domestic Violence Initiative and the King County Cities Climate Collaboration.

    In Olympia, some of Kloba’s top priorities have included data privacy, economic opportunity, and equitable education. This past session, she helped pass a slate of progressive bills as a secondary sponsor, including legislation to streamline voting address changes, tightening loopholes for licensed firearm dealers to prevent gun violence, and expanding wage discrimination protections in the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Though she has yet to update her campaign platform this year, her track record makes it clear Rep. Kloba will continue to be a reliable Democratic voice in Olympia.

    Shelley Kloba

    Democrat Rep. Shelley Kloba is running unopposed for another term representing Legislative District 1, Position 2, which she has held since her first election in 2016. Kloba previously served on the Kirkland City Council and the Kirkland Parks Board.

  • Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running unopposed for retiring Andy Billig’s Senate seat representing the 3rd Legislative District. Riccelli has served this district in the state House since 2013, where he has distinguished himself as a progressive advocate for increasing residents’ access to basic needs, rebalancing our tax code, and finding strategic policy solutions that work to bring sustainable, prosperous, and healthy futures for all Washingtonians. He previously served as a senior policy aide to former state Senator Lisa Brown, and outside of the Legislature, he currently works as a community relations manager for the Community Health Association of Spokane.

    In office, Rep. Riccelli has consistently sponsored progressive legislation to fight for a better Washington for all. This past session, he helped to pass a slate of progressive victories as a secondary sponsor, including bills to streamline voter address changes, to protect abortion and reproductive health care providers from harassment, and to make it easier for working families who are eligible for food assistance to also access early learning and childcare programs. He was also the primary sponsor of legislation to reduce the costs of health care and prescription medicine so that all residents can access the care they need, not simply the care they can afford. In this race, he is campaigning on a progressive platform that emphasizes housing solutions, workforce development, reproductive freedom, affordable health care, and public education investments.

    Riccelli has earned your vote for state Senate from the 3rd Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Marcus Riccelli

    Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running unopposed for retiring Andy Billig’s Senate seat representing the 3rd Legislative District.

    Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running unopposed for retiring Andy Billig’s Senate seat representing the 3rd Legislative District. Riccelli has served this district in the state House since 2013, where he has distinguished himself as a progressive advocate for increasing residents’ access to basic needs, rebalancing our tax code, and finding strategic policy solutions that work to bring sustainable, prosperous, and healthy futures for all Washingtonians. He previously served as a senior policy aide to former state Senator Lisa Brown, and outside of the Legislature, he currently works as a community relations manager for the Community Health Association of Spokane.

    In office, Rep. Riccelli has consistently sponsored progressive legislation to fight for a better Washington for all. This past session, he helped to pass a slate of progressive victories as a secondary sponsor, including bills to streamline voter address changes, to protect abortion and reproductive health care providers from harassment, and to make it easier for working families who are eligible for food assistance to also access early learning and childcare programs. He was also the primary sponsor of legislation to reduce the costs of health care and prescription medicine so that all residents can access the care they need, not simply the care they can afford. In this race, he is campaigning on a progressive platform that emphasizes housing solutions, workforce development, reproductive freedom, affordable health care, and public education investments.

    Riccelli has earned your vote for state Senate from the 3rd Legislative District.

    Marcus Riccelli

    Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running unopposed for retiring Andy Billig’s Senate seat representing the 3rd Legislative District.

  • Former Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart is the other Democrat in this race. Stuckart served on the city council from 2012 until 2019 and now works as the executive director of the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium, developing affordable housing options to increase homeownership across Spokane. Previously, he led the Communities In Schools of Spokane County as the executive director.

    In this race, Stuckart is drawing on his community leadership to be a problem solver. He names the district’s lack of mental health resources, affordable rent, and substance abuse support treatment as some of the biggest issues he would aim to tackle. Stuckart points to his ability to work with diverse stakeholders and across the aisle to get things done. However, his optimistic platform is still relatively vague as of early June.
    Last updated: 2024-06-24

    Ben Stuckart

    Former Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart is the other Democrat in this race.

    Former Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart is the other Democrat in this race. Stuckart served on the city council from 2012 until 2019 and now works as the executive director of the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium, developing affordable housing options to increase homeownership across Spokane. Previously, he led the Communities In Schools of Spokane County as the executive director.

    In this race, Stuckart is drawing on his community leadership to be a problem solver. He names the district’s lack of mental health resources, affordable rent, and substance abuse support treatment as some of the biggest issues he would aim to tackle. Stuckart points to his ability to work with diverse stakeholders and across the aisle to get things done. However, his optimistic platform is still relatively vague as of early June.

    Ben Stuckart

    Former Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart is the other Democrat in this race.

  • Rep. Timm Ormsby is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 3, Position 2. Ormsby was first elected to the state House in 2003 and also serves as the president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council. He is a strong labor advocate with an impressive track record on community issues during his tenure in office.

    This past session, Rep. Ormsby was the primary sponsor of bills aimed at fortifying workers’ rights and economic security across income levels. He helped pass several progressive bills as a secondary sponsor, including legislation to strengthen commonsense regulations on firearm dealers, to enable professional licensing regardless of immigration status, and to expand wage discrimination protections in the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Despite lacking a detailed campaign platform as of early June, Ormsby is a reliable Democratic vote.

    Vote Ormsby for House Position 2 representing the 3rd Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Timm Ormsby

    Rep. Timm Ormsby is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 3, Position 2. Ormsby was first elected to the state House in 2003 and also serves as the president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council.

    Rep. Timm Ormsby is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 3, Position 2. Ormsby was first elected to the state House in 2003 and also serves as the president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council. He is a strong labor advocate with an impressive track record on community issues during his tenure in office.

    This past session, Rep. Ormsby was the primary sponsor of bills aimed at fortifying workers’ rights and economic security across income levels. He helped pass several progressive bills as a secondary sponsor, including legislation to strengthen commonsense regulations on firearm dealers, to enable professional licensing regardless of immigration status, and to expand wage discrimination protections in the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Despite lacking a detailed campaign platform as of early June, Ormsby is a reliable Democratic vote.

    Vote Ormsby for House Position 2 representing the 3rd Legislative District.

    Timm Ormsby

    Rep. Timm Ormsby is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 3, Position 2. Ormsby was first elected to the state House in 2003 and also serves as the president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council.

  • Rep. Bill Ramos, who currently represents the 5th Legislative District in the state, is running for the district’s state Senate seat. The seat opened up with Sen. Mark Mullet’s announcement to join the race for governor. Ramos joined the Legislature in 2019 and served on the Issaquah City Council before that. Outside of elected office, he has worked in transportation consultation.

    In the House, Rep. Ramos has been a strong advocate for community safety through police accountability, environmental protections, and public infrastructure upgrades. This year, he sponsored a bill to establish a commission to fight domestic violence. In this campaign, he is running on a progressive platform focused on ensuring all communities have accessible health care, strong public transit, clean air and water, fully funded local schools, and affordable housing.

    Ramos is running against former Republican Representative and teacher Chad Magendanz. He served in the state House representing the 5th Legislative District from 2013 to 2017, before he left Olympia after narrowly losing a Senate race to Democrat Mark Mullet. Magendanz also challenged Lisa Callan for state House in 2022 and similarly lost the race. Now, Magendanz teaches computer science in Bellevue.

    Magendanz originally planned to run for Superintendent of Public Instruction in this election where, in a campaign interview, he referenced “trans ideology” and “critical race theory,” echoing far-right conspiracy theories about our schools. He has yet to release a detailed platform in this race as of early May, but he has a demonstrated conservative track record in his past public service roles. He is not a progressive choice and has been repeatedly rejected by the voters of Legislative District 5.

    Ramos is the clear choice for state House in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Bill Ramos

    Rep. Bill Ramos, who currently represents the 5th Legislative District in the state, is running for the district’s state Senate seat. The seat opened up with Sen. Mark Mullet’s announcement to join the race for governor.

    Rep. Bill Ramos, who currently represents the 5th Legislative District in the state, is running for the district’s state Senate seat. The seat opened up with Sen. Mark Mullet’s announcement to join the race for governor. Ramos joined the Legislature in 2019 and served on the Issaquah City Council before that. Outside of elected office, he has worked in transportation consultation.

    In the House, Rep. Ramos has been a strong advocate for community safety through police accountability, environmental protections, and public infrastructure upgrades. This year, he sponsored a bill to establish a commission to fight domestic violence. In this campaign, he is running on a progressive platform focused on ensuring all communities have accessible health care, strong public transit, clean air and water, fully funded local schools, and affordable housing.

    Ramos is running against former Republican Representative and teacher Chad Magendanz. He served in the state House representing the 5th Legislative District from 2013 to 2017, before he left Olympia after narrowly losing a Senate race to Democrat Mark Mullet. Magendanz also challenged Lisa Callan for state House in 2022 and similarly lost the race. Now, Magendanz teaches computer science in Bellevue.

    Magendanz originally planned to run for Superintendent of Public Instruction in this election where, in a campaign interview, he referenced “trans ideology” and “critical race theory,” echoing far-right conspiracy theories about our schools. He has yet to release a detailed platform in this race as of early May, but he has a demonstrated conservative track record in his past public service roles. He is not a progressive choice and has been repeatedly rejected by the voters of Legislative District 5.

    Ramos is the clear choice for state House in this race.

    Bill Ramos

    Rep. Bill Ramos, who currently represents the 5th Legislative District in the state, is running for the district’s state Senate seat. The seat opened up with Sen. Mark Mullet’s announcement to join the race for governor.

  • Victoria Hunt is a third-term Issaquah City Councilmember who is running for the House seat in Legislative District 5 Position 1 to protect the environment, secure reproductive rights, and make strategic changes to the state housing law.

    In our interview, Hunt highlighted her background in urban planning and her Ph.D in ecology as two strengths of her candidacy. She wants to build more infrastructure for electric vehicles, have developers pay impact fees for additional usage of sewers, classroom sizes, and other increased resource use from development, and center more construction around transit. Hunt also saw that when Issaquah residents had access to beds at a Motel 6 for short-term stays to get back on their feet, people were able to bounce back from hard times and homelessness. She supports statewide policies to provide full-time caseworkers, permanent housing, and more to keep people in their homes.

    Hunt believes the state must do a better job of working with cities in order to build homes more quickly and reduce the cost of housing. She wants to leverage her experience as a city council member to help the Legislature strengthen relationships and improve communication with local officials to achieve our housing goals.

    Hunt has earned the most support from our progressive partner organizations and is the best choice in this race.

    Last updated: 2024-07-09

    Victoria Hunt

    Victoria Hunt is a third-term Issaquah City Councilmember who is running for the House seat in Legislative District 5 Position 1 to protect the environment, secure reproductive rights, and make strategic changes to the state housing law.

    Victoria Hunt is a third-term Issaquah City Councilmember who is running for the House seat in Legislative District 5 Position 1 to protect the environment, secure reproductive rights, and make strategic changes to the state housing law.

    In our interview, Hunt highlighted her background in urban planning and her Ph.D in ecology as two strengths of her candidacy. She wants to build more infrastructure for electric vehicles, have developers pay impact fees for additional usage of sewers, classroom sizes, and other increased resource use from development, and center more construction around transit. Hunt also saw that when Issaquah residents had access to beds at a Motel 6 for short-term stays to get back on their feet, people were able to bounce back from hard times and homelessness. She supports statewide policies to provide full-time caseworkers, permanent housing, and more to keep people in their homes.

    Hunt believes the state must do a better job of working with cities in order to build homes more quickly and reduce the cost of housing. She wants to leverage her experience as a city council member to help the Legislature strengthen relationships and improve communication with local officials to achieve our housing goals.

    Hunt has earned the most support from our progressive partner organizations and is the best choice in this race.

    Victoria Hunt

    Victoria Hunt is a third-term Issaquah City Councilmember who is running for the House seat in Legislative District 5 Position 1 to protect the environment, secure reproductive rights, and make strategic changes to the state housing law.

  • Democratic incumbent Lisa Callan is seeking re-election to Legislative District 5, Position 2. Callan has served in the state House since 2019. She has also served on the Issaquah School Board, including a stint as president, and for Boeing as an engineer and project manager.

    In the Legislature, Rep. Callan has focused on creating economic opportunity and security for all Washingtonians through strong investments in education and strengthening support for working families. As a secondary sponsor, she helped pass a slate of progressive bills including one to bring zero-emission school buses to our students, one establishing a Native American apprenticeship program, one to strengthen the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act by preventing wage discrimination, and one to reduce barriers to early learning and childcare programs for working families. Her top priorities in this race include strong public schools, affordable cost of living, small business support, and community safety.

    Challenging Callan in this race is Republican Patrick Peacock, a senior industrial security specialist at Boeing who has previously worked in military intelligence. He lacks leadership experience outside of his military career, and last year, he unsuccessfully challenged an incumbent director on the Tahoma School Board. Now, he is running on a sparse, typically conservative platform in this race. His vague campaign pillar on financial security sounds like more tax breaks for the ultra-wealthy and corporations while working Washingtonians continue to struggle to afford the basics, like rent, prescription medication, and child care.

    Lisa Callan has earned your vote for another term representing Legislative District 5 in House Position 2.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Lisa Callan

    Democratic incumbent Lisa Callan is seeking re-election to Legislative District 5, Position 2. Callan has served in the state House since 2019. She has also served on the Issaquah School Board, including a stint as president, and for Boeing as an engineer and project manager.

    Democratic incumbent Lisa Callan is seeking re-election to Legislative District 5, Position 2. Callan has served in the state House since 2019. She has also served on the Issaquah School Board, including a stint as president, and for Boeing as an engineer and project manager.

    In the Legislature, Rep. Callan has focused on creating economic opportunity and security for all Washingtonians through strong investments in education and strengthening support for working families. As a secondary sponsor, she helped pass a slate of progressive bills including one to bring zero-emission school buses to our students, one establishing a Native American apprenticeship program, one to strengthen the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act by preventing wage discrimination, and one to reduce barriers to early learning and childcare programs for working families. Her top priorities in this race include strong public schools, affordable cost of living, small business support, and community safety.

    Challenging Callan in this race is Republican Patrick Peacock, a senior industrial security specialist at Boeing who has previously worked in military intelligence. He lacks leadership experience outside of his military career, and last year, he unsuccessfully challenged an incumbent director on the Tahoma School Board. Now, he is running on a sparse, typically conservative platform in this race. His vague campaign pillar on financial security sounds like more tax breaks for the ultra-wealthy and corporations while working Washingtonians continue to struggle to afford the basics, like rent, prescription medication, and child care.

    Lisa Callan has earned your vote for another term representing Legislative District 5 in House Position 2.

    Lisa Callan

    Democratic incumbent Lisa Callan is seeking re-election to Legislative District 5, Position 2. Callan has served in the state House since 2019. She has also served on the Issaquah School Board, including a stint as president, and for Boeing as an engineer and project manager.

  • Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair is challenging Republican incumbent Ron Muzzal for the Legislative District 10 Senate seat. St. Clair has served as a county commissioner since 2018 and has spent her three-decade-long career in social work, including as a director of large social service organizations. She is also a proud volunteer foster parent.

    On the Island County Commission, St. Clair has been a strong advocate for affordability and environmental protections so that county residents of all income levels can build sustainable futures. She is running on a pragmatic Democratic platform in this race while continuing to value bipartisanship, affordability, and community service. St. Clair’s top priorities include reducing corporate price gouging, advocating for reproductive freedom, ensuring prescription drugs and health care are affordable, protecting air, water, and local ecosystems, and supporting veterans. St. Clair also wants to bridge first responder and law enforcement resources to address the fentanyl crisis with compassion.

    Ron Muzzall, the Republican incumbent, is running for another term in the state Senate. He was first elected in 2019 and works in the agriculture industry as a farm owner and manager. In his first year in office, Muzzall failed to provide strong leadership during the coronavirus pandemic and the following economic downturn. Last year, he voted against an abortion shield law that protects Washington state health care workers when they provide abortion care to patients from Washington and from out of state. In the 2024 legislative session, he voted against key bills to protect consumer data privacy and opposed bills that would reduce gun violence through stronger background checks.

    Democrat Denny Sandberg has no campaign website and little information available as of early June. We will continue to monitor this race and update Sandberg's information if it becomes available.

    We recommend Janet St. Clair for the state Senate position representing the 10th Legislative District to continue leading with community needs at the state level.

    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Janet St. Clair

    Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair is challenging Republican incumbent Ron Muzzal for the Legislative District 10 Senate seat. St.

    Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair is challenging Republican incumbent Ron Muzzal for the Legislative District 10 Senate seat. St. Clair has served as a county commissioner since 2018 and has spent her three-decade-long career in social work, including as a director of large social service organizations. She is also a proud volunteer foster parent.

    On the Island County Commission, St. Clair has been a strong advocate for affordability and environmental protections so that county residents of all income levels can build sustainable futures. She is running on a pragmatic Democratic platform in this race while continuing to value bipartisanship, affordability, and community service. St. Clair’s top priorities include reducing corporate price gouging, advocating for reproductive freedom, ensuring prescription drugs and health care are affordable, protecting air, water, and local ecosystems, and supporting veterans. St. Clair also wants to bridge first responder and law enforcement resources to address the fentanyl crisis with compassion.

    Ron Muzzall, the Republican incumbent, is running for another term in the state Senate. He was first elected in 2019 and works in the agriculture industry as a farm owner and manager. In his first year in office, Muzzall failed to provide strong leadership during the coronavirus pandemic and the following economic downturn. Last year, he voted against an abortion shield law that protects Washington state health care workers when they provide abortion care to patients from Washington and from out of state. In the 2024 legislative session, he voted against key bills to protect consumer data privacy and opposed bills that would reduce gun violence through stronger background checks.

    Democrat Denny Sandberg has no campaign website and little information available as of early June. We will continue to monitor this race and update Sandberg's information if it becomes available.

    We recommend Janet St. Clair for the state Senate position representing the 10th Legislative District to continue leading with community needs at the state level.

    Janet St. Clair

    Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair is challenging Republican incumbent Ron Muzzal for the Legislative District 10 Senate seat. St.

  • Clyde Shavers is running for re-election as state representative for the 10th Legislative District, Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

    In his first term, Rep. Shavers focused on several of the big issues he campaigned on, including addressing the housing crisis and prioritizing environmental sustainability. He was the prime sponsor for a successful bill that prevented limits on food bank funding for necessary items like diapers and menstrual products. Shavers also sponsored bills to expand hydrogen and fusion power to reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels.

    Shavers is a member of the Capital Budget committee and states that he's proud to have supported a budget that funds clean drinking water infrastructure in Island County, the Camano Lutheran Childcare Center, and housing services for the developmentally disabled.

    While Shavers faced some controversy during his previous hard-fought campaign, his solid track record during his first term in Olympia has earned your vote for re-election.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Clyde Shavers

    Clyde Shavers is running for re-election as state representative for the 10th Legislative District, Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

    Clyde Shavers is running for re-election as state representative for the 10th Legislative District, Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

    In his first term, Rep. Shavers focused on several of the big issues he campaigned on, including addressing the housing crisis and prioritizing environmental sustainability. He was the prime sponsor for a successful bill that prevented limits on food bank funding for necessary items like diapers and menstrual products. Shavers also sponsored bills to expand hydrogen and fusion power to reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels.

    Shavers is a member of the Capital Budget committee and states that he's proud to have supported a budget that funds clean drinking water infrastructure in Island County, the Camano Lutheran Childcare Center, and housing services for the developmentally disabled.

    While Shavers faced some controversy during his previous hard-fought campaign, his solid track record during his first term in Olympia has earned your vote for re-election.

    Clyde Shavers

    Clyde Shavers is running for re-election as state representative for the 10th Legislative District, Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

  • Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade. As a member of the Transportation and Postsecondary Education and Workforce Committees, Paul has worked hard to improve Washingtonians' career opportunities and connectivity to work, play, and school around the state.

    This year, Paul led efforts to cap life-saving inhalers and epinephrine injectors at $35 a month, implementing the 988 behavioral health crisis and suicide prevention system. Locally Paul helped secure funding for the Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue's new station as well as outreach and services for rural youth mental health in Island County.

    Paul has been one of the most thoughtful leaders in Olympia during his first two terms, reaching across the aisle to get things done for the district. We enthusiastically recommend Paul to continue representing the 10th Legislative District with strong community-centered leadership in the House.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Dave Paul

    Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade.

    Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade. As a member of the Transportation and Postsecondary Education and Workforce Committees, Paul has worked hard to improve Washingtonians' career opportunities and connectivity to work, play, and school around the state.

    This year, Paul led efforts to cap life-saving inhalers and epinephrine injectors at $35 a month, implementing the 988 behavioral health crisis and suicide prevention system. Locally Paul helped secure funding for the Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue's new station as well as outreach and services for rural youth mental health in Island County.

    Paul has been one of the most thoughtful leaders in Olympia during his first two terms, reaching across the aisle to get things done for the district. We enthusiastically recommend Paul to continue representing the 10th Legislative District with strong community-centered leadership in the House.

    Dave Paul

    Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade.

  • Rep. David Hackney is running unopposed for re-election to House Position 1 in the 11th Legislative District.

    Before joining the Legislature, Hackney spent 25 years as a practicing attorney, including at the U.N., and worked at a handful of progressive organizations that focused on environmental protections and workers' rights. In 2019, he was appointed to the Washington State Human Rights Commission by Gov. Inslee.

    Hackney has sponsored and supported several bills to protect the sensitive information of currently or formerly incarcerated Washingtonians, created a tax exemption for organizations maintaining affordable housing, and increased access to electricity as a transportation fuel for all Washingtonians. Hackney is running for re-election to continue investing in a clean energy future, tackling the housing crisis, and building safe and economically secure communities.

    However, we were disappointed in some of Hackney's votes and positions this term, including siding with Republicans to allow felony charges against some protestors. We hope Hackney revisits some of these stances during his next term in office.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    David Hackney

    Rep. David Hackney is running unopposed for re-election to House Position 1 in the 11th Legislative District.

    Rep. David Hackney is running unopposed for re-election to House Position 1 in the 11th Legislative District.

    Before joining the Legislature, Hackney spent 25 years as a practicing attorney, including at the U.N., and worked at a handful of progressive organizations that focused on environmental protections and workers' rights. In 2019, he was appointed to the Washington State Human Rights Commission by Gov. Inslee.

    Hackney has sponsored and supported several bills to protect the sensitive information of currently or formerly incarcerated Washingtonians, created a tax exemption for organizations maintaining affordable housing, and increased access to electricity as a transportation fuel for all Washingtonians. Hackney is running for re-election to continue investing in a clean energy future, tackling the housing crisis, and building safe and economically secure communities.

    However, we were disappointed in some of Hackney's votes and positions this term, including siding with Republicans to allow felony charges against some protestors. We hope Hackney revisits some of these stances during his next term in office.

    David Hackney

    Rep. David Hackney is running unopposed for re-election to House Position 1 in the 11th Legislative District.

  • Incumbent Rep. Steve Bergquist is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 11th Legislative District. Bergquist is a former deputy majority floor leader and currently serves as the vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee. Outside of the Legislature, he teaches high school in the Renton School District and previously owned a small business.

    As an educator, one of Bergquist's biggest legislative priorities has been improving outcomes for Washington's students. In past legislative sessions, he has introduced bills to help with shortages in school staffing and provide career advancement opportunities for public school paraeducators. More recently, he introduced a House bill to make big investments for our youth, including nearly $100 million for school supplies, school meals, special education, and more. With these funds, meals in places like Tukwila and Renton will be fully funded for every school. Bergquist was also the prime sponsor this year of a bill aimed at expanding the College Bound Scholarship program, ensuring that students have a strong footing for higher education and a great career. He has also worked hard to make Washington more affordable for everyone by sponsoring bills that will help finance affordable housing developments and support economic recovery for small businesses.

    Bergquist is facing a challenge from Libertarian Justin Greywolf. His website is not working, nor does he have campaign information available as of early June.

    Bergquist is by far the best candidate in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Steve Bergquist

    Incumbent Rep. Steve Bergquist is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 11th Legislative District. Bergquist is a former deputy majority floor leader and currently serves as the vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

    Incumbent Rep. Steve Bergquist is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 11th Legislative District. Bergquist is a former deputy majority floor leader and currently serves as the vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee. Outside of the Legislature, he teaches high school in the Renton School District and previously owned a small business.

    As an educator, one of Bergquist's biggest legislative priorities has been improving outcomes for Washington's students. In past legislative sessions, he has introduced bills to help with shortages in school staffing and provide career advancement opportunities for public school paraeducators. More recently, he introduced a House bill to make big investments for our youth, including nearly $100 million for school supplies, school meals, special education, and more. With these funds, meals in places like Tukwila and Renton will be fully funded for every school. Bergquist was also the prime sponsor this year of a bill aimed at expanding the College Bound Scholarship program, ensuring that students have a strong footing for higher education and a great career. He has also worked hard to make Washington more affordable for everyone by sponsoring bills that will help finance affordable housing developments and support economic recovery for small businesses.

    Bergquist is facing a challenge from Libertarian Justin Greywolf. His website is not working, nor does he have campaign information available as of early June.

    Bergquist is by far the best candidate in this race.

    Steve Bergquist

    Incumbent Rep. Steve Bergquist is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 11th Legislative District. Bergquist is a former deputy majority floor leader and currently serves as the vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

  • Former Snoqualmie City Council member and Democrat Jim Mayhew is running for departing Republican Brad Hawkins’ 12th Legislative District Senate seat. Hawkins is seeking local office in this election and Republicans have held the seat he is vacating for more than half a century. Mayhew’s professional background is in the corporate world, where he spent most of his career as an accountant at a large consulting firm before serving as the CFO of a locally-based company.

    On the city council, Mayhew established himself as a pragmatic, moderate voice for community needs. He prioritized public transit, community services, and affordability in Snoqualmie. He is particularly proud of his work partnering with the private sector to increase the number of affordable housing units in a major development and sponsoring legislation to create the Community Center Expansion in Snoqualmie.

    Now, Mayhew is running to bring Democratic leadership and representation to the purple district, which is currently led exclusively by Republicans. His priorities in this race include investing in education and housing, protecting abortion rights and reproductive freedom in our state, and uplifting our economy in the areas of workforce development, clean energy markets, and local supply chains. Mayhew also wants to carefully manage public resources and services in order to ensure all Washingtonians can meet basic needs, including addiction recovery treatment, affordable housing and emergency shelter, and mental health support.

    Mayhew's opponent is Republican Rep. Keith Goehner, who has served in House Position 1 for the district since 2018. Goehner has led with typically conservative priorities since to cut investments in community services and infrastructure, eliminate police accountability measures, and prioritize business interests. His voting record in office includes recent opposition to bills that would protect consumers’ private data, create greater access to reproductive health care, and protect crucial services for youth who are either experiencing homelessness or in the foster system. He is not a progressive choice, and will not advocate for community needs if he is elected to the state Senate.

    Mayhew is the best choice for state Senate from the 12th Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-12

    Jim Mayhew

    Former Snoqualmie City Council member and Democrat Jim Mayhew is running for departing Republican Brad Hawkins’ 12th Legislative District Senate seat. Hawkins is seeking local office in this election and Republicans have held the seat he is vacating for more than half a century.

    Former Snoqualmie City Council member and Democrat Jim Mayhew is running for departing Republican Brad Hawkins’ 12th Legislative District Senate seat. Hawkins is seeking local office in this election and Republicans have held the seat he is vacating for more than half a century. Mayhew’s professional background is in the corporate world, where he spent most of his career as an accountant at a large consulting firm before serving as the CFO of a locally-based company.

    On the city council, Mayhew established himself as a pragmatic, moderate voice for community needs. He prioritized public transit, community services, and affordability in Snoqualmie. He is particularly proud of his work partnering with the private sector to increase the number of affordable housing units in a major development and sponsoring legislation to create the Community Center Expansion in Snoqualmie.

    Now, Mayhew is running to bring Democratic leadership and representation to the purple district, which is currently led exclusively by Republicans. His priorities in this race include investing in education and housing, protecting abortion rights and reproductive freedom in our state, and uplifting our economy in the areas of workforce development, clean energy markets, and local supply chains. Mayhew also wants to carefully manage public resources and services in order to ensure all Washingtonians can meet basic needs, including addiction recovery treatment, affordable housing and emergency shelter, and mental health support.

    Mayhew's opponent is Republican Rep. Keith Goehner, who has served in House Position 1 for the district since 2018. Goehner has led with typically conservative priorities since to cut investments in community services and infrastructure, eliminate police accountability measures, and prioritize business interests. His voting record in office includes recent opposition to bills that would protect consumers’ private data, create greater access to reproductive health care, and protect crucial services for youth who are either experiencing homelessness or in the foster system. He is not a progressive choice, and will not advocate for community needs if he is elected to the state Senate.

    Mayhew is the best choice for state Senate from the 12th Legislative District.

    Jim Mayhew

    Former Snoqualmie City Council member and Democrat Jim Mayhew is running for departing Republican Brad Hawkins’ 12th Legislative District Senate seat. Hawkins is seeking local office in this election and Republicans have held the seat he is vacating for more than half a century.

  • Democrat Heather Koellen is running to fill Rep. Keith Goehner’s seat as he runs for Senate from the 12th district this year. Koellen has served on the North Bend City Council since 2020 where she currently chairs the transportation and public works committee. She has spent her career as a registered nurse and currently provides care at Harborview Medical Center.

    Back in 2019, she had a strong community vision for North Bend that included investments in public infrastructure, improving transit options so residents drive less, and increasing public greenspaces. In this race, Koellen wants to invest in high-quality, equitable education, and affordable child care. She also wants to expand affordable housing while protecting tenant rights. If elected, Koellen would also strengthen reproductive freedom, take bold measures to mitigate climate change, support workers' rights including workplace safety and collective bargaining, and ensure affordable health care access for all.

    Koellen is the best choice for state Legislature from the 12th District in Position 1.
    Last updated: 2024-06-24

    Heather Koellen

    Democrat Heather Koellen is running to fill Rep. Keith Goehner’s seat as he runs for Senate from the 12th district this year. Koellen has served on the North Bend City Council since 2020 where she currently chairs the transportation and public works committee.

    Democrat Heather Koellen is running to fill Rep. Keith Goehner’s seat as he runs for Senate from the 12th district this year. Koellen has served on the North Bend City Council since 2020 where she currently chairs the transportation and public works committee. She has spent her career as a registered nurse and currently provides care at Harborview Medical Center.

    Back in 2019, she had a strong community vision for North Bend that included investments in public infrastructure, improving transit options so residents drive less, and increasing public greenspaces. In this race, Koellen wants to invest in high-quality, equitable education, and affordable child care. She also wants to expand affordable housing while protecting tenant rights. If elected, Koellen would also strengthen reproductive freedom, take bold measures to mitigate climate change, support workers' rights including workplace safety and collective bargaining, and ensure affordable health care access for all.

    Koellen is the best choice for state Legislature from the 12th District in Position 1.

    Heather Koellen

    Democrat Heather Koellen is running to fill Rep. Keith Goehner’s seat as he runs for Senate from the 12th district this year. Koellen has served on the North Bend City Council since 2020 where she currently chairs the transportation and public works committee.

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  • Maria Beltran is running for the newly formed 14th Legislative District's Senate seat. A community organizer since the age of 19, she has worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier and campaigned for state Rep. Debra Entenman. Beltran is the youngest board chair to serve for the nonprofit group OneAmerica, which organizes immigrant and refugee leaders for civic engagement, political advocacy, and more. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Beltran is running to improve the lives of all in the district.

    In our interview, Beltran stated that affordability in all its aspects is one of the biggest problems she's aiming to tackle. She wants to lower the cost of housing by diversifying the housing market with more housing types, prioritizing faster construction, adding more transitional housing, and providing more direct assistance to people who have become unsheltered. Beltran wants to see more effort made to reduce gang and gun violence by providing after-school programs, support for the formerly incarcerated, and programs that serve victims of domestic violence. Her pragmatic and forward-leaning platform has earned her the endorsement of many legislators, local elected officials, labor unions, and community advocates.

    Beltran is running against incumbent Sen. Curtis King, who has served the 14th Legislative District since 2007 and is currently the ranking Republican on the Senate Transportation Committee. Unfortunately, King has spent his tenure in the Legislative voting against priorities that make our communities safer and healthier. He opposed commonsense gun safety laws that require background checks and firearm safety programs for buyers. King also defended oil companies and opposed efforts to make big companies pay for their pollution.

    Beltran is the clear choice for state Senate from District 14.
    Last updated: 2024-07-12

    Maria Beltran

    Maria Beltran is running for the newly formed 14th Legislative District's Senate seat. A community organizer since the age of 19, she has worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier and campaigned for state Rep. Debra Entenman.

    Maria Beltran is running for the newly formed 14th Legislative District's Senate seat. A community organizer since the age of 19, she has worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier and campaigned for state Rep. Debra Entenman. Beltran is the youngest board chair to serve for the nonprofit group OneAmerica, which organizes immigrant and refugee leaders for civic engagement, political advocacy, and more. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Beltran is running to improve the lives of all in the district.

    In our interview, Beltran stated that affordability in all its aspects is one of the biggest problems she's aiming to tackle. She wants to lower the cost of housing by diversifying the housing market with more housing types, prioritizing faster construction, adding more transitional housing, and providing more direct assistance to people who have become unsheltered. Beltran wants to see more effort made to reduce gang and gun violence by providing after-school programs, support for the formerly incarcerated, and programs that serve victims of domestic violence. Her pragmatic and forward-leaning platform has earned her the endorsement of many legislators, local elected officials, labor unions, and community advocates.

    Beltran is running against incumbent Sen. Curtis King, who has served the 14th Legislative District since 2007 and is currently the ranking Republican on the Senate Transportation Committee. Unfortunately, King has spent his tenure in the Legislative voting against priorities that make our communities safer and healthier. He opposed commonsense gun safety laws that require background checks and firearm safety programs for buyers. King also defended oil companies and opposed efforts to make big companies pay for their pollution.

    Beltran is the clear choice for state Senate from District 14.

    Maria Beltran

    Maria Beltran is running for the newly formed 14th Legislative District's Senate seat. A community organizer since the age of 19, she has worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier and campaigned for state Rep. Debra Entenman.

  • Democrat Ana Ruiz Kennedy is running for the Position 2 seat in the newly-formed 14th Legislative District. Kennedy is running to be a "moderating voice" who wants to bridge political divides to get things done for the residents of the district. Kennedy has served in many community leadership roles, including on the Washington Commission on Hispanic Affairs, chair of the Franklin County Democrats, on the board of organizations like Progreso, Latino Community Fund, and more. She works as a business liaison at Craft3, a non-profit community development financial organization.

    Though Kennedy's site does not have an extensive list of policy priorities as of early July, her voter's candidate statement states that she wants to create living wage jobs, support local businesses, tackle fentanyl issues, and strengthen our healthcare access and services. Her platform has earned her the endorsement of the county Democrats, many labor unions, and more.
    Last updated: 2024-07-11

    Ana Ruiz Kennedy

    Democrat Ana Ruiz Kennedy is running for the Position 2 seat in the newly-formed 14th Legislative District. Kennedy is running to be a "moderating voice" who wants to bridge political divides to get things done for the residents of the district.

    Democrat Ana Ruiz Kennedy is running for the Position 2 seat in the newly-formed 14th Legislative District. Kennedy is running to be a "moderating voice" who wants to bridge political divides to get things done for the residents of the district. Kennedy has served in many community leadership roles, including on the Washington Commission on Hispanic Affairs, chair of the Franklin County Democrats, on the board of organizations like Progreso, Latino Community Fund, and more. She works as a business liaison at Craft3, a non-profit community development financial organization.

    Though Kennedy's site does not have an extensive list of policy priorities as of early July, her voter's candidate statement states that she wants to create living wage jobs, support local businesses, tackle fentanyl issues, and strengthen our healthcare access and services. Her platform has earned her the endorsement of the county Democrats, many labor unions, and more.

    Ana Ruiz Kennedy

    Democrat Ana Ruiz Kennedy is running for the Position 2 seat in the newly-formed 14th Legislative District. Kennedy is running to be a "moderating voice" who wants to bridge political divides to get things done for the residents of the district.

  • Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years and now serves on the Snohomish County Council.

    In Olympia, Peterson has had a hand in passing several important progressive bills, including sponsoring legislation to limit the sale of ghost guns and to provide meals for hungry students through the Breakfast Before the Bell program. He was also the primary sponsor of the Secure Drug Medicine Back Act. This year, Peterson sponsored important bills to establish the Voting Rights Act and to create a basic income pilot program. He is proud to have been the primary sponsor of the successful Economic Security for All program, which allocates grants to families and individuals below 200 percent of the federal poverty level to uplift individuals and families to self-sufficiency, especially people of color and rural residents.

    Peterson's platform includes bold action on housing to establish permanent supportive shelters, fund workforce housing, and invest in affordable options for all income levels. He also wants to protect reproductive freedom, increase behavioral health support, strengthen gun violence prevention laws, and expand addiction treatment options.

    Peterson's progressive track record and support from our Progressive Voters Guide partner organizations make him the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Strom Peterson

    Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years and now serves on the Snohomish County Council.

    Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years and now serves on the Snohomish County Council.

    In Olympia, Peterson has had a hand in passing several important progressive bills, including sponsoring legislation to limit the sale of ghost guns and to provide meals for hungry students through the Breakfast Before the Bell program. He was also the primary sponsor of the Secure Drug Medicine Back Act. This year, Peterson sponsored important bills to establish the Voting Rights Act and to create a basic income pilot program. He is proud to have been the primary sponsor of the successful Economic Security for All program, which allocates grants to families and individuals below 200 percent of the federal poverty level to uplift individuals and families to self-sufficiency, especially people of color and rural residents.

    Peterson's platform includes bold action on housing to establish permanent supportive shelters, fund workforce housing, and invest in affordable options for all income levels. He also wants to protect reproductive freedom, increase behavioral health support, strengthen gun violence prevention laws, and expand addiction treatment options.

    Peterson's progressive track record and support from our Progressive Voters Guide partner organizations make him the best choice in this race.

    Strom Peterson

    Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years and now serves on the Snohomish County Council.

  • Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self is running for re-election to the 21st Legislative District, House Position 2. She has served families and children throughout her career as the regional coordinator for the Illinois State Board of Education and former director and founder of the Comunidad Unida Project, a center for Latino families and youth. Ortiz-Self also serves as chair of the Washington State Latino Democratic Caucus and secretary of the Executive Committee of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators.

    Since joining the House in 2015, Ortiz-Self has put her expertise to work improving the lives of students and workers in her district and beyond. This year she was the primary sponsor for successful bills to help workers who've filed wage complaints and to provide dual and tribal language education. Ortiz-Self also sponsored bills to enhance the College Bound Scholarship program, provide free school meals for all students, remove barriers to hiring paraeducators, and more.

    Over the years Ortiz-Self has spearheaded many efforts to secure more resources for students, prevent gun violence, and lead in the House. She is the best choice in the race for Position 2.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Lillian Ortiz-Self

    Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self is running for re-election to the 21st Legislative District, House Position 2.

    Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self is running for re-election to the 21st Legislative District, House Position 2. She has served families and children throughout her career as the regional coordinator for the Illinois State Board of Education and former director and founder of the Comunidad Unida Project, a center for Latino families and youth. Ortiz-Self also serves as chair of the Washington State Latino Democratic Caucus and secretary of the Executive Committee of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators.

    Since joining the House in 2015, Ortiz-Self has put her expertise to work improving the lives of students and workers in her district and beyond. This year she was the primary sponsor for successful bills to help workers who've filed wage complaints and to provide dual and tribal language education. Ortiz-Self also sponsored bills to enhance the College Bound Scholarship program, provide free school meals for all students, remove barriers to hiring paraeducators, and more.

    Over the years Ortiz-Self has spearheaded many efforts to secure more resources for students, prevent gun violence, and lead in the House. She is the best choice in the race for Position 2.

    Lillian Ortiz-Self

    Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self is running for re-election to the 21st Legislative District, House Position 2.

  • Rep. Jessica Bateman is running this year for the 22nd District Senate seat. A star legislator in her four years serving in the state House, she hopes to continue leading the state on housing affordability, reproductive justice, climate, and more. Before serving in the House, Bateman was an Olympia City Council member for five years, including serving as deputy mayor for two years, and an Olympia Planning Commissioner. She currently works as a policy advisor for community health centers in Washington.

    One of Bateman's biggest contributions has been her tenacity in making housing more affordable and accessible for all. In 2022, Bateman was the prime sponsor of the "middle housing" bill, which sought to expand housing options near transit and require cities to allow more homes to be built. Middle housing, or housing options between large-scale housing complexes and single-family homes, is one crucial element Washington families need to reduce costs. As cities build more duplexes, triplexes, cottage clusters, townhomes, and other medium-sized options, Washington can finally begin to meet its housing deficit, lower rents, increase homeownership, and more.

    Bateman has also successfully sponsored other progressive priorities, including bills to preserve access to the abortion medication mifepristone, simplify the decarbonization of buildings, accelerate behavioral health workforce through in-state licensing, and create incentives to convert commercial buildings into housing.

    Jessica Bateman has been a standout member of the House and has earned your vote for state Senate.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Jessica Bateman

    Rep. Jessica Bateman is running this year for the 22nd District Senate seat. A star legislator in her four years serving in the state House, she hopes to continue leading the state on housing affordability, reproductive justice, climate, and more.

    Rep. Jessica Bateman is running this year for the 22nd District Senate seat. A star legislator in her four years serving in the state House, she hopes to continue leading the state on housing affordability, reproductive justice, climate, and more. Before serving in the House, Bateman was an Olympia City Council member for five years, including serving as deputy mayor for two years, and an Olympia Planning Commissioner. She currently works as a policy advisor for community health centers in Washington.

    One of Bateman's biggest contributions has been her tenacity in making housing more affordable and accessible for all. In 2022, Bateman was the prime sponsor of the "middle housing" bill, which sought to expand housing options near transit and require cities to allow more homes to be built. Middle housing, or housing options between large-scale housing complexes and single-family homes, is one crucial element Washington families need to reduce costs. As cities build more duplexes, triplexes, cottage clusters, townhomes, and other medium-sized options, Washington can finally begin to meet its housing deficit, lower rents, increase homeownership, and more.

    Bateman has also successfully sponsored other progressive priorities, including bills to preserve access to the abortion medication mifepristone, simplify the decarbonization of buildings, accelerate behavioral health workforce through in-state licensing, and create incentives to convert commercial buildings into housing.

    Jessica Bateman has been a standout member of the House and has earned your vote for state Senate.

    Jessica Bateman

    Rep. Jessica Bateman is running this year for the 22nd District Senate seat. A star legislator in her four years serving in the state House, she hopes to continue leading the state on housing affordability, reproductive justice, climate, and more.

  • Beth Doglio is running for re-election to Position 1 from the 22nd Legislative District. She was first elected to this seat in 2016, and was re-elected by the district in 2022 afters she stepped down in 2020 to run for Congress. Prior to seeking elected office, Doglio worked as the Climate Solutions campaign director and was the founding executive director of Washington Conservation Voters.

    Doglio sponsored a large number of bills this year, including a bill that will begin decarbonizing Puget Sound Energy’s gas system. She furthered her climate-saving agenda with several other bills she sponsored, including funding zero-emission school buses and changes to rules around unlawful solid waste dumping. She also helped expand paid sick leave and ensuring the safe disposal of guns seized by law enforcement.

    Doglio is facing Independent candidate and Navy veteran Steve Owens. He states that he's running to diverge from politics as usual. He is not looking for endorsements or support from groups outside the district. Some of his policies include removing the need for college from government jobs, ending the "renter class" in favor of home ownership, and de-centralizing housing away from major transit lines.

    Doglio has been a force for progress in the Legislature. She has earned your vote for re-election in the 22nd District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Beth Doglio

    Beth Doglio is running for re-election to Position 1 from the 22nd Legislative District. She was first elected to this seat in 2016, and was re-elected by the district in 2022 afters she stepped down in 2020 to run for Congress.

    Beth Doglio is running for re-election to Position 1 from the 22nd Legislative District. She was first elected to this seat in 2016, and was re-elected by the district in 2022 afters she stepped down in 2020 to run for Congress. Prior to seeking elected office, Doglio worked as the Climate Solutions campaign director and was the founding executive director of Washington Conservation Voters.

    Doglio sponsored a large number of bills this year, including a bill that will begin decarbonizing Puget Sound Energy’s gas system. She furthered her climate-saving agenda with several other bills she sponsored, including funding zero-emission school buses and changes to rules around unlawful solid waste dumping. She also helped expand paid sick leave and ensuring the safe disposal of guns seized by law enforcement.

    Doglio is facing Independent candidate and Navy veteran Steve Owens. He states that he's running to diverge from politics as usual. He is not looking for endorsements or support from groups outside the district. Some of his policies include removing the need for college from government jobs, ending the "renter class" in favor of home ownership, and de-centralizing housing away from major transit lines.

    Doglio has been a force for progress in the Legislature. She has earned your vote for re-election in the 22nd District.

    Beth Doglio

    Beth Doglio is running for re-election to Position 1 from the 22nd Legislative District. She was first elected to this seat in 2016, and was re-elected by the district in 2022 afters she stepped down in 2020 to run for Congress.

  • Olympia City Council member Lisa Parshley is running for Position 2 representing the 22nd Legislative District. This seat is open because incumbent Jessica Bateman is leaving to run for the Senate. Parshley is a veterinarian who has served on the council since 2017. She's also served in many community roles, including on the Thurston County Climate Mitigation Steering Committee and the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency as an alternate.

    If elected, Parshley's top statewide priorities in her words are addressing homelessness, the opioid crisis, racism, and climate change. Parshley points to her work on the Thurston County Human Rights Commission and extending Olympia’s sanctuary city status to include reproductive rights and health care as proof of her commitment to extending rights for all Washingtonians. Parshley wants to see more affordable housing built, workforce development, and abortion rights protected.

    Parshley has largely swept the endorsements in this race, including from unions, elected officials, and more. She is the best choice for Position 2 representing the 22nd Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Lisa Parshley

    Olympia City Council member Lisa Parshley is running for Position 2 representing the 22nd Legislative District. This seat is open because incumbent Jessica Bateman is leaving to run for the Senate. Parshley is a veterinarian who has served on the council since 2017.

    Olympia City Council member Lisa Parshley is running for Position 2 representing the 22nd Legislative District. This seat is open because incumbent Jessica Bateman is leaving to run for the Senate. Parshley is a veterinarian who has served on the council since 2017. She's also served in many community roles, including on the Thurston County Climate Mitigation Steering Committee and the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency as an alternate.

    If elected, Parshley's top statewide priorities in her words are addressing homelessness, the opioid crisis, racism, and climate change. Parshley points to her work on the Thurston County Human Rights Commission and extending Olympia’s sanctuary city status to include reproductive rights and health care as proof of her commitment to extending rights for all Washingtonians. Parshley wants to see more affordable housing built, workforce development, and abortion rights protected.

    Parshley has largely swept the endorsements in this race, including from unions, elected officials, and more. She is the best choice for Position 2 representing the 22nd Legislative District.

    Lisa Parshley

    Olympia City Council member Lisa Parshley is running for Position 2 representing the 22nd Legislative District. This seat is open because incumbent Jessica Bateman is leaving to run for the Senate. Parshley is a veterinarian who has served on the council since 2017.

  • Appointed to the Senate last fall after Sen. Rolfes' retirement from the Legislature, trial lawyer Drew Hansen is running for election to the Senate seat in the 23rd Legislative District. Hansen previously served as the representative for the 23rd since 2011, where he prioritized improving education and workforce policies as chair of the House College and Workforce Development Committee.

    As a representative, Hansen sponsored Washington’s free college tuition law as well as the state net neutrality law. He also made national news in 2019 as the lead sponsor of the New Hope Act, which streamlines the process for the formerly incarcerated to rebuild their lives after serving their time. He also supported bills like the Public Broadband Act. In the Senate, Hansen wants to continue advocating for criminal legal reform, education, and more.

    Hansen is the best choice for state Senate from the 23rd Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Drew Hansen

    Appointed to the Senate last fall after Sen. Rolfes' retirement from the Legislature, trial lawyer Drew Hansen is running for election to the Senate seat in the 23rd Legislative District.

    Appointed to the Senate last fall after Sen. Rolfes' retirement from the Legislature, trial lawyer Drew Hansen is running for election to the Senate seat in the 23rd Legislative District. Hansen previously served as the representative for the 23rd since 2011, where he prioritized improving education and workforce policies as chair of the House College and Workforce Development Committee.

    As a representative, Hansen sponsored Washington’s free college tuition law as well as the state net neutrality law. He also made national news in 2019 as the lead sponsor of the New Hope Act, which streamlines the process for the formerly incarcerated to rebuild their lives after serving their time. He also supported bills like the Public Broadband Act. In the Senate, Hansen wants to continue advocating for criminal legal reform, education, and more.

    Hansen is the best choice for state Senate from the 23rd Legislative District.

    Drew Hansen

    Appointed to the Senate last fall after Sen. Rolfes' retirement from the Legislature, trial lawyer Drew Hansen is running for election to the Senate seat in the 23rd Legislative District.

  • Rep. Tarra Simmons is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District, Position 1. Simmons is the founding director of Civil Survival, a nonprofit organization that helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate and become advocates for their community. She also made history when she became the first formerly incarcerated person to graduate law school and be admitted to the Washington State Bar Association.

    Simmons remains a standout member of the Legislature. Her first piece of legislation in 2021 was automatic voter registration for formerly incarcerated people. Since then, she's worked hard to expand civil rights, health care, and more for Washingtonians. This year, she was the prime sponsor of successful bills that strengthen funding for the Washington Physician Health Program, which will support mental health for health care professionals as well improving patient access to care. Simmons has helped secure funding for local projects like housing with on-site services at St. Vincent de Paul in Bremerton and the Bainbridge Island Senior/Community Center.

    Simmons is the clear choice to represent the 23rd Legislative District in Position 1.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Tarra Simmons

    Rep. Tarra Simmons is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District, Position 1. Simmons is the founding director of Civil Survival, a nonprofit organization that helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate and become advocates for their community.

    Rep. Tarra Simmons is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District, Position 1. Simmons is the founding director of Civil Survival, a nonprofit organization that helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate and become advocates for their community. She also made history when she became the first formerly incarcerated person to graduate law school and be admitted to the Washington State Bar Association.

    Simmons remains a standout member of the Legislature. Her first piece of legislation in 2021 was automatic voter registration for formerly incarcerated people. Since then, she's worked hard to expand civil rights, health care, and more for Washingtonians. This year, she was the prime sponsor of successful bills that strengthen funding for the Washington Physician Health Program, which will support mental health for health care professionals as well improving patient access to care. Simmons has helped secure funding for local projects like housing with on-site services at St. Vincent de Paul in Bremerton and the Bainbridge Island Senior/Community Center.

    Simmons is the clear choice to represent the 23rd Legislative District in Position 1.

    Tarra Simmons

    Rep. Tarra Simmons is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District, Position 1. Simmons is the founding director of Civil Survival, a nonprofit organization that helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate and become advocates for their community.

  • Democrat Brynn Felix is challenging Nance for Position 2 representing the 23rd Legislative District. Felix has a long history of working as an advocate for civil rights, providing legal aid, and more. As a law clerk for Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu and an organizer and lobbyist at ACLU of Washington, Felix has had a significant impact on our community. Notably, she worked to enact marriage equality, the Washington Voting Rights Act, and criminal justice reform policies. She has also served on Senator Patty Murray's staff on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, as well as with several community organizations.

    In our interview with Felix, she stated that health care is her number one priority followed by education and equitable access to infrastructure. Though she recognizes that the legislature doesn't yet have the votes for single-payer health care, Felix wants to build policy bridges until that time comes by expanding eligibility for care and increasing investments into a strong health care workforce. She recognizes that funding for education drops the further south you go in the district. If elected, she wants to fully fund special education and protect collective bargaining for educators.

    Felix believes her in-depth community service and lived experience as a member of the LGTBQ community allow her to be a stronger progressive leader for the district. We lean toward Felix in this race because of her extensive track record of organizing for progressive change.
    Last updated: 2024-07-11

    Brynn Felix

    Democrat Brynn Felix is challenging Nance for Position 2 representing the 23rd Legislative District. Felix has a long history of working as an advocate for civil rights, providing legal aid, and more.

    Democrat Brynn Felix is challenging Nance for Position 2 representing the 23rd Legislative District. Felix has a long history of working as an advocate for civil rights, providing legal aid, and more. As a law clerk for Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu and an organizer and lobbyist at ACLU of Washington, Felix has had a significant impact on our community. Notably, she worked to enact marriage equality, the Washington Voting Rights Act, and criminal justice reform policies. She has also served on Senator Patty Murray's staff on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, as well as with several community organizations.

    In our interview with Felix, she stated that health care is her number one priority followed by education and equitable access to infrastructure. Though she recognizes that the legislature doesn't yet have the votes for single-payer health care, Felix wants to build policy bridges until that time comes by expanding eligibility for care and increasing investments into a strong health care workforce. She recognizes that funding for education drops the further south you go in the district. If elected, she wants to fully fund special education and protect collective bargaining for educators.

    Felix believes her in-depth community service and lived experience as a member of the LGTBQ community allow her to be a stronger progressive leader for the district. We lean toward Felix in this race because of her extensive track record of organizing for progressive change.

    Brynn Felix

    Democrat Brynn Felix is challenging Nance for Position 2 representing the 23rd Legislative District. Felix has a long history of working as an advocate for civil rights, providing legal aid, and more.

  • Rep. Greg Nance is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District's Position 2, to which he was appointed late last year. Nance is the CEO of the nonprofit Run Far Foundation and founded two organizations that have helped fund students' university educations.

    In his brief time in the Legislature, Nance has prioritized improving service and increasing funding for local ferries. In particular, he is proud of securing an additional $80 million for ferry construction, maintenance, and workforce expansion. In addition, Nance supported bills to stabilize rent prices, reduce gun violence, and provide more mental health support for young people.

    We were impressed with Nance's energy and dedication in our interview. He enthusiastically supported more permanent and transitional housing to solve the state's homelessness crisis as well as more housing at every price point in the continuum. As someone who struggled with addiction in his youth, Nance wants to center these resources to meet people where they are and make every dollar more effective. His campaign priorities this year are improving the ferry system, childcare, and expanding the health care workforce.

    Nance has many endorsements from his fellow legislators and some of our progressive partner organizations.
    Last updated: 2024-07-12

    Greg Nance

    Rep. Greg Nance is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District's Position 2, to which he was appointed late last year. Nance is the CEO of the nonprofit Run Far Foundation and founded two organizations that have helped fund students' university educations.

    Rep. Greg Nance is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District's Position 2, to which he was appointed late last year. Nance is the CEO of the nonprofit Run Far Foundation and founded two organizations that have helped fund students' university educations.

    In his brief time in the Legislature, Nance has prioritized improving service and increasing funding for local ferries. In particular, he is proud of securing an additional $80 million for ferry construction, maintenance, and workforce expansion. In addition, Nance supported bills to stabilize rent prices, reduce gun violence, and provide more mental health support for young people.

    We were impressed with Nance's energy and dedication in our interview. He enthusiastically supported more permanent and transitional housing to solve the state's homelessness crisis as well as more housing at every price point in the continuum. As someone who struggled with addiction in his youth, Nance wants to center these resources to meet people where they are and make every dollar more effective. His campaign priorities this year are improving the ferry system, childcare, and expanding the health care workforce.

    Nance has many endorsements from his fellow legislators and some of our progressive partner organizations.

    Greg Nance

    Rep. Greg Nance is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District's Position 2, to which he was appointed late last year. Nance is the CEO of the nonprofit Run Far Foundation and founded two organizations that have helped fund students' university educations.

  • Democrat Eric Pickens is also in the race for the 24th Legislative District's Position 1 seat. Pickens is a first-grade teacher who became active in organizing and was elected president of his local union in 2018. He has also served as the elected president of the Sequim School Board for the last three years. With his many years of community leadership experience, Pickens is now running for the state Legislature to create a truly supportive and equitable community and economy for all residents.

    In our interview with Pickens, he identified his top three goals as finding more funding for public education, increasing affordable housing, and improving healthcare accessibility. He has a long list of additional priorities on his website aimed at improving the lives of working people, strengthening civil rights, and increasing affordability overall. His work in schools has given him a deeper insight into the need to keep youth and families from losing their homes to rising prices, protect unions, and more. Pickens also supports progressive policy to improve ferry reliability, promote renewable energy, and develop a stronger mental health system.

    Pickens is an excellent choice for office as a candidate with proven and elected experience in helping families thrive and bringing a true desire for progressive politics to the capitol.
    Last updated: 2024-07-09

    Eric Pickens

    Democrat Eric Pickens is also in the race for the 24th Legislative District's Position 1 seat. Pickens is a first-grade teacher who became active in organizing and was elected president of his local union in 2018.

    Democrat Eric Pickens is also in the race for the 24th Legislative District's Position 1 seat. Pickens is a first-grade teacher who became active in organizing and was elected president of his local union in 2018. He has also served as the elected president of the Sequim School Board for the last three years. With his many years of community leadership experience, Pickens is now running for the state Legislature to create a truly supportive and equitable community and economy for all residents.

    In our interview with Pickens, he identified his top three goals as finding more funding for public education, increasing affordable housing, and improving healthcare accessibility. He has a long list of additional priorities on his website aimed at improving the lives of working people, strengthening civil rights, and increasing affordability overall. His work in schools has given him a deeper insight into the need to keep youth and families from losing their homes to rising prices, protect unions, and more. Pickens also supports progressive policy to improve ferry reliability, promote renewable energy, and develop a stronger mental health system.

    Pickens is an excellent choice for office as a candidate with proven and elected experience in helping families thrive and bringing a true desire for progressive politics to the capitol.

    Eric Pickens

    Democrat Eric Pickens is also in the race for the 24th Legislative District's Position 1 seat. Pickens is a first-grade teacher who became active in organizing and was elected president of his local union in 2018.

  • Rep. Steve Tharinger is running for re-election to the 24th Legislative District in House Position 2. The district representative since 2010, Tharinger is also chair of the House Capital Budget Committee, where he plays a lead role in setting the state's investments in schools, parks, and other state facilities.

    This year Tharinger sponsored successful bills to improve access to mental health counselors, bolster climate-related service opportunities for young adults and veterans, and expand housing options by easing accessory dwelling unit (ADU) restrictions. In previous sessions, he supported expanding the popular paid family and medical leave program and increasing youth access to health care.

    Tharinger is running against Republican Hickory Grant. Grant has only one paragraph available on his campaign website, which states that he's a successful business owner who will fight for our livelihoods and lower cost of living. He has no stated policy proposals, listed elected or community experience, or further information available as of early June.

    Tharinger's experience and ability to pass solid health and environmental protections make him the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Steve Tharinger

    Rep. Steve Tharinger is running for re-election to the 24th Legislative District in House Position 2.

    Rep. Steve Tharinger is running for re-election to the 24th Legislative District in House Position 2. The district representative since 2010, Tharinger is also chair of the House Capital Budget Committee, where he plays a lead role in setting the state's investments in schools, parks, and other state facilities.

    This year Tharinger sponsored successful bills to improve access to mental health counselors, bolster climate-related service opportunities for young adults and veterans, and expand housing options by easing accessory dwelling unit (ADU) restrictions. In previous sessions, he supported expanding the popular paid family and medical leave program and increasing youth access to health care.

    Tharinger is running against Republican Hickory Grant. Grant has only one paragraph available on his campaign website, which states that he's a successful business owner who will fight for our livelihoods and lower cost of living. He has no stated policy proposals, listed elected or community experience, or further information available as of early June.

    Tharinger's experience and ability to pass solid health and environmental protections make him the best choice in this race.

    Steve Tharinger

    Rep. Steve Tharinger is running for re-election to the 24th Legislative District in House Position 2.

  • Housing attorney Adison Richards is running for state House from the 26th Legislative District. With his background in legal assistance for the disenfranchised, Richards' campaign emphasizes a better approach to public safety and addresses the rising cost of housing. Richards previously worked at the Northwest Justice Project assisting survivors of crime, including domestic violence and human trafficking, and now works at Kitsap Legal Services in housing law. He also volunteers in the community with groups like the Rotary Club, Harbor History Museum, and the Bremerton NAACP.

    Unlike his opponents, Richards promotes policies that help the middle class, including supporting tax reform that makes the wealthy pay their share, building more housing, and supporting clean energy jobs. With his experience in helping people struggling with housing instability, he knows the country's mental and behavioral health challenges require a comprehensive response. He is committed to improving public safety through community investments that raise wages, increase education options, and expand stable housing. Richards narrowly lost to Republican Spencer Hutchins in 2022 by a few hundred votes but has come back this year with a stronger platform and campaign.

    Challenging Richards is former House representative Jesse Young, one of the most conservative members of the state House, Young sponsored several bills aimed at curtailing people's constitutional right to an abortion long before the Supreme Court's ruling in 2022, including a bill to ban most abortions after 15 weeks. Young was also infamously restricted from having legislative staff after allegations of mistreatment in 2017. He has led on some of the more controversial conservative policies, like efforts to stop a ban on high-capacity magazines. If elected, Young can be expected to rejoin the Legislature with the same far-right fervor that he held while in office.

    Republican Jim Henderson is another candidate in this race. Henderson is the president of a company that offers services for landlords and property managers, and he founded a separate company a few years ago to legally lobby for the landlord company’s interest. He is running on a conservative platform to eliminate corporate accountability measures, maintain our unbalanced state tax code where corporations and the wealthy do not pay their fair share, prevent a Democratic supermajority in Olympia, and pour even more public funding into militarized law enforcement which doesn’t keep us safer.

    Richards is the best choice in this race as a thoughtful progressive who has worked to improve the lives of all in the district.
    Last updated: 2024-07-09

    Adison Richards

    Housing attorney Adison Richards is running for state House from the 26th Legislative District. With his background in legal assistance for the disenfranchised, Richards' campaign emphasizes a better approach to public safety and addresses the rising cost of housing.

    Housing attorney Adison Richards is running for state House from the 26th Legislative District. With his background in legal assistance for the disenfranchised, Richards' campaign emphasizes a better approach to public safety and addresses the rising cost of housing. Richards previously worked at the Northwest Justice Project assisting survivors of crime, including domestic violence and human trafficking, and now works at Kitsap Legal Services in housing law. He also volunteers in the community with groups like the Rotary Club, Harbor History Museum, and the Bremerton NAACP.

    Unlike his opponents, Richards promotes policies that help the middle class, including supporting tax reform that makes the wealthy pay their share, building more housing, and supporting clean energy jobs. With his experience in helping people struggling with housing instability, he knows the country's mental and behavioral health challenges require a comprehensive response. He is committed to improving public safety through community investments that raise wages, increase education options, and expand stable housing. Richards narrowly lost to Republican Spencer Hutchins in 2022 by a few hundred votes but has come back this year with a stronger platform and campaign.

    Challenging Richards is former House representative Jesse Young, one of the most conservative members of the state House, Young sponsored several bills aimed at curtailing people's constitutional right to an abortion long before the Supreme Court's ruling in 2022, including a bill to ban most abortions after 15 weeks. Young was also infamously restricted from having legislative staff after allegations of mistreatment in 2017. He has led on some of the more controversial conservative policies, like efforts to stop a ban on high-capacity magazines. If elected, Young can be expected to rejoin the Legislature with the same far-right fervor that he held while in office.

    Republican Jim Henderson is another candidate in this race. Henderson is the president of a company that offers services for landlords and property managers, and he founded a separate company a few years ago to legally lobby for the landlord company’s interest. He is running on a conservative platform to eliminate corporate accountability measures, maintain our unbalanced state tax code where corporations and the wealthy do not pay their fair share, prevent a Democratic supermajority in Olympia, and pour even more public funding into militarized law enforcement which doesn’t keep us safer.

    Richards is the best choice in this race as a thoughtful progressive who has worked to improve the lives of all in the district.

    Adison Richards

    Housing attorney Adison Richards is running for state House from the 26th Legislative District. With his background in legal assistance for the disenfranchised, Richards' campaign emphasizes a better approach to public safety and addresses the rising cost of housing.

  • Sen. Yasmin Trudeau is seeking another term representing the 27th Legislative District in the state Senate. She first joined the Senate when the Pierce County Council unanimously selected her to fill Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s seat in 2021. She has been re-elected to the seat since and has distinguished herself as a progressive voice. Outside of the Senate, she works as the Race Equity Unit manager for the Washington State Office of the Attorney General.

    In Olympia, Sen. Trudeau has made ambitious strides toward progress. Recently, she was the primary sponsor of a bill to reduce police violence by prohibiting the practice of hog-tying in the wake of the killing of Manuel Ellis by three Tacoma police officers. Trudeau was also a primary sponsor of bills to cover lactation consulting under Medicaid and offer voluntary professional licensing for providers, to increase middle housing options, to establish both Eid al-Fitr and Hannukah as state holidays, and to strengthen jury diversity so our criminal legal system functions more fairly. Her priorities have long centered on building safe and sustainable communities, including through investments in environmental protections, behavioral health services, accessible housing, food security, and more.

    Republican Carole Sue Braaten is challenging Trudeau this year. In 2012, she ran for a state House seat representing Legislative District 25 but did not make it past the primary. In this race, she has yet to release a campaign platform or website as of early June.

    Yasmin Trudeau is the best choice in this race for the Legislative District 27 senate seat.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Yasmin Trudeau

    Sen. Yasmin Trudeau is seeking another term representing the 27th Legislative District in the state Senate. She first joined the Senate when the Pierce County Council unanimously selected her to fill Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s seat in 2021.

    Sen. Yasmin Trudeau is seeking another term representing the 27th Legislative District in the state Senate. She first joined the Senate when the Pierce County Council unanimously selected her to fill Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s seat in 2021. She has been re-elected to the seat since and has distinguished herself as a progressive voice. Outside of the Senate, she works as the Race Equity Unit manager for the Washington State Office of the Attorney General.

    In Olympia, Sen. Trudeau has made ambitious strides toward progress. Recently, she was the primary sponsor of a bill to reduce police violence by prohibiting the practice of hog-tying in the wake of the killing of Manuel Ellis by three Tacoma police officers. Trudeau was also a primary sponsor of bills to cover lactation consulting under Medicaid and offer voluntary professional licensing for providers, to increase middle housing options, to establish both Eid al-Fitr and Hannukah as state holidays, and to strengthen jury diversity so our criminal legal system functions more fairly. Her priorities have long centered on building safe and sustainable communities, including through investments in environmental protections, behavioral health services, accessible housing, food security, and more.

    Republican Carole Sue Braaten is challenging Trudeau this year. In 2012, she ran for a state House seat representing Legislative District 25 but did not make it past the primary. In this race, she has yet to release a campaign platform or website as of early June.

    Yasmin Trudeau is the best choice in this race for the Legislative District 27 senate seat.

    Yasmin Trudeau

    Sen. Yasmin Trudeau is seeking another term representing the 27th Legislative District in the state Senate. She first joined the Senate when the Pierce County Council unanimously selected her to fill Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s seat in 2021.